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latency (was: RE: cooling door)

  • From: Mikael Abrahamsson
  • Date: Sat Mar 29 20:36:49 2008

On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, Frank Coluccio wrote:

We often discuss the empowerment afforded by optical technology, but we've barely
scratched the surface of its ability to effect meaningful architectural changes.

If you talk to the server people, they have an issue with this:


I've talked to people who have collapsed layers in their LAN because they can see performance degradation for each additional switch packets have to pass in their NFS-mount. Yes, higher speeds means lower serialisation delay, but there is still a lookup time involved and 10GE is substantionally more expensive than GE.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [email protected]