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Gigabit ethernet?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by gwalchmai, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    How many of you use it? What kind of results do you get from it?

    I'm putting my four main servers on a 5 port switch connected to the rest of my 100BT network, but I'm a bit skeptical as to whether it'll have much effect.

    Any tips?
  2. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002
    where i work, we just replaced some 100MB switches with gigabits.

    nothing noticable, b/c no one on the network has gigabit NIC's.

  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    FYI, ALL nodes on your LAN need to be capable of running at 1000BT for this to work.

    When they are all simpatico, the LAN runs 10X faster than the 100BT setup did.
  4. aspartz


    Oct 19, 2000
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Well..... Not quite. The throughput to each node is not that much imporived. The bottle neck is the bus between the NIC and the CPU. The TOTAL bandwidth of the wire is 10x. Fewer collisions, better throughput.

  5. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Yeah, that's what the switch makers are implying. By putting two gigabit ports on a 48 port 10/100 switch they're hoping to ease that bottleneck. You connect the gigabit ports to the highest volume nodes (with gigabit NICs, of course). We'll probably convert all our CAD machines to gigabit NICs on a gigabit switch in the next year or so.
  6. gsbell

    gsbell Consumed

    Feb 21, 2003
    Nolensville, TN
    We use Gig as the backbone between switches and buildings also to the servers, overkill for the desktop even in a CAD enviro. IMHO

    All Cisco gear a 4510R and a bunch of 2950's and 2950G48's ;f