Subject: Re: multiple processors on NFS servers
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/15/2000 14:48:39
On Thu, Apr 13, 2000 at 08:48:23PM -0400, Michael Richardson wrote:
> >>>>> "Manuel" == Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
>     Manuel> What CPU and network interfaces do you have ? I believe that on
>     Manuel> the average hardware the bottleneck will still be CPU with a buch
>     Manuel> of stripped SCSI disks and a gigabit interface :)
>   The box has 2x PII-450, 4x9Gb UW on an NCR 53c875 (motherboard). It
> presently has a 100Mb/s switched ethernet
>   (A RealTek 8139, which I'm trying to have replaced with a Tulip based chip)
>   The 100Mb/s switches we have stack via GbE options which we are in the
> process of acquiring. 

Ok, so a PII-450 should be more than enoutgh for a single 100Mbs link.

Manuel Bouyer <>