Subject: Re: load balancing
To: Paul Newhouse <>
From: Erik Rungi <>
List: current-users
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.