Subject: Re: 'NetBSD Sets Internet2 Land Speed World Record' says /.
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Paul Andre <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/07/2004 09:05:04
Jochen Kunz <> writes:

> On 06 May 2004 11:09:22 -0700
> "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht"
> <> wrote:
> > Since they say it is using very little CPU, it would really drive the
> > point home if they re-did this test using much, much slower hardware
> > (say an old 150Mhz pentium-pro).  Now that would be funny!
> The problem is: You need buses that support the bandwith. As I know the
> limitig factor on this test setup was the bus throughput of the
> machines.

Or the memory bandwidth. The intel 7505 chipset used in the experiment has a very low memory throughput. On a ~2 year old DeLL 2600 with a i7501 (a kind of i7505 chipset without agp), 2x1.8Ghz Xeon can sustain 500MB/s (memcpy), (540MB/s for the same box with 2x3.0Ghz Xeon).

Indeed, very impressive results.