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Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- To: Alexander Else <aelse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- From: Dean Hamstead <zort@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 23 19:25:50 2000
- Cc: johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: BONG
- Reply-to: djzort@xxxxxxxxxxx
I recall early in beowulf development "striped" ethernet
was developed to allow better usage of 10mbps ethernet
(100mbps was, and still is expensive)
I doubt this is what your after though, i dont even know
if its available as a kernel patch or even usefull as
an application protocol
Alexander Else wrote:
> At 17:44 23/09/2000 +1100, you wrote:
> >How about having the nodes in a cycle, where each one transmits, after
> >which the next one either transmits data or a "I'm here but no data
> >to transmit", so the next one could.
> >Are there drivers to perform this ? What would be involved in writing
> >such drivers ?
> What you're describing is basically token ring. I don't know of ethernet
> drivers or cards that support this, but then I'm hardly the authoritative
> source :) Switches, bridges and routers are all affordable and will work
> to increase the number of broadcast domains and reduce the saturation of
> each segment. This is probably what you'd be wanting to do in a situation
> where utilisation is becoming a problem.
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