The reliability of datagram transmission over Copper Gigabit Ethernet using commodity hardware at sustained Gb/s rate is crucial for the functioning of the software trigger layers of the LHCb experiment. We aim to demonstrate that a nowadays available high-end commodity PC can be employed to achieve the required network performance, in particular to implement a sub-farm controller node. To evaluate all components ranging from the physical medium up to the operating system running on the sub-farm controllers, several issues are addressed, such as transmission error rate, packet drop in switching hardware, protocol handling on reception.

Reliability of Datagram Transmission on Gigabit Ethernet at Full Link Load

CARBONE, ANGELO;GALLI, DOMENICO;VAGNONI, VINCENZO MARIA
2004

Abstract

The reliability of datagram transmission over Copper Gigabit Ethernet using commodity hardware at sustained Gb/s rate is crucial for the functioning of the software trigger layers of the LHCb experiment. We aim to demonstrate that a nowadays available high-end commodity PC can be employed to achieve the required network performance, in particular to implement a sub-farm controller node. To evaluate all components ranging from the physical medium up to the operating system running on the sub-farm controllers, several issues are addressed, such as transmission error rate, packet drop in switching hardware, protocol handling on reception.
A. Barczyk; A. Carbone; J-P. Dufey; D. Galli; B. Jost; U. Marconi; N. Neufeld; G. Peco; V. Vagnoni
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