Subject: Re: load balancing ethernet
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/21/1998 14:28:07
Chris Jones writes:
> We don't know how much bandwidth we're going to need, but we think it will
> be approximately "lots."  One thing we're looking at is multiplexing 100bT
> ethernet.  (There are cards out there which have multiple fast ether
> interfaces on them -- I think I remember one by Adaptec.  I'll try to
> find out more about them at some point.)

I would quite seriously suggest that simply putting everything on a
100Mpbs ethernet switch will probably do you fine to begin with. If
you discover that you are even *capable* of maxing that out, you can
start to look at doing things like installing two ethernet cards per
machine and using two switches, and deciding programmatically which of 
the two to send data down.