On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 05:35:25PM +0100, Bart Van Assche wrote:
>    On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <[1]pa...@iki.fi> wrote:
>      Please check these news items:
> [2]http://blog.fosketts.net/2010/01/14/microsoft-intel-push-million-iscsi-iops/
> [3]http://communities.intel.com/community/openportit/server/blog/2010/01/19/1000000-iops-with-iscsi--thats-not-a-typo
> [4]http://www.infostor.com/index/blogs_new/dave_simpson_storage/blogs/infostor/dave_simpon_storage/post987_37501094375591341.html
>      "1,030,000 IOPS over a single 10 Gb Ethernet link"
>      "Specifically, Intel and Microsoft clocked 1,030,000 IOPS (with 512-byte
>      blocks),
>      and more than 2,250MBps with large block sizes (16KB to 256KB) using the
>      Iometer benchmark"
>      So.. who wants to beat that using Linux + open-iscsi? :)
>    A few comments:
>    * A throughput of 2250 MB/s over a 10 Gb/s link is only possible when
>    running read and write tests simultaneously and when counting the traffic
>    that flows in both directions.


>    * These results say more about the NIC used than about they say about the
>    iSCSI initiator "software" used. A quote from
> [5]http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032432957&CountryCode=US:
>    Topics we discuss include [ ... ] Advanced iSCSI acceleration features in
>    Intel Ethernet Server Adapters and how they work with the native iSCSI
>    support in Windows Sever 2008 R2.

We were just trying to figure out if they used some "Advanced iSCSI 
acceleration" or not..

Afaik Intel NICs don't really contain much iSCSI acceleration, in addition to 
the usual TCP/IP
acceleration/offloading features..

-- Pasi

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