Subject: Re: load balancing
To: Paul Newhouse <email@example.com>
From: Erik Rungi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/23/1998 09:59:43
On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Paul Newhouse wrote:
> *** Additionally, the typical latency of a HIPPI switch is 500ns vs.
> 20ms for a typical Ethernet Switch, making connection time
> through a Gigabit Ethernet network a limiting factor as well
Typical ethernet switch latency is 20 microseconds (us), not milliseconds
(ms). At least thats the number I always see quoted in the specs (I've been
shopping around lately).
> Latency is probably more of an issue than bandwidth for many
> reasons in a cluster.