[K12OSN] gigabit

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Jan 5 16:40:09 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 08:28, David Trask wrote:
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 9:09 AM +0000 wrote:
> >The clients don't benefit from anything beyond 100Mb. 
> Why?  If the server has gigabit, the clients have gigabit, and the network
> is gigabit...why wouldn't the data be served at gigabit speed?

If the server is only serving one or a few clients and the clients
are faster than around 500Mhz, you might see a small difference
but otherwise the performance bottleneck is more likely to be
the server (both bandwidth and CPU are divided among all clients)
or the client's ability to process and display the inbound data
stream.  The difference will still be small because for most
operations 100M is enough for each client. 

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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