On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 10:49:57AM +0100, Simon Gray wrote: > Hi, > > Been reading an article around Sun's new Solaris tcp/ip stack: > > "Sun Microsystems' new Software Express program is alive and kicking with > the company delivering a rewritten TCP/IP stack for Solaris that is meant to > prepare customers for faster networking technology" > > "code-named Fire Engine - has 10 gigabit and 100 gigabit Ethernet networks > in mind" > >> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/61/33440.html << > > Just out of curiosity whets the maximum bandwidth/throughput the freebsd > tcp/ip stack can handle or is designed to handle? (I know it'll depend on > many factors such as firewalling (if enabled) and of course network > cards/drivers, system load etc...) but as a basic figure?
4 years ago a team at Duke used FreeBSD with commodity hardware to achieve the then-record of 1.147 Gb/s (http://www.cs.duke.edu/ari/trapeze/gigabitip.html). Other performance data on that site indicates it was later raised to about 1.4 Gb/sec. I don't know of more recent performance results, but I'd expect significant gains since then due to hardware improvements. Kris
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