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Re: Gigabit ethernet cards



On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 06:18:47PM -0500, William Lovaton wrote:
> > On desktop boxes the PCI bus typically ends up a bottleneck. Good servers
> > tend to work out better - keep the disk and gige on different pci busses
> > etc
> 
> Well, this server uses SCSI, so I guess there is no problem. Right?

Wrong. The SCSI has to be attached somewhere. If its a good server
board (as I suspect all quad boards are) it should have the scsi one its
own bus or sharing only with some slots - see the docs I guess.

> I was wondering about CPU consumption.  Do you think that 4x 550MHz CPUs
> are too slow for a GIGE??

Doing what ?  vmstat may give you some idea on cpu/disk usage and how much
the cpus are idle



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