[Gluster-users] connection requirements

Sean Davis seandavi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 15:16:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 9:58 AM, randall <randall at songshu.org> wrote:

> dear all,
> second post ;)
> another question here, also in most examples i noticed the infiniband or 10
> GigE recommendation, does this really do any good for the individual server
> connection?
> another assumption on my side was that 1 individual server can never
> saturate a full gigabit link due to the disk throughput limitation, (maybe a
> few 100 MBps at most)

> so if every server has a 1 Gigabit connection to a switch which in turn has
> a 10 GigE uplink it would not be a bottleneck (as long as there are not too
> many servers sharing the 10 GigE uplink)
> correct?

If one server has multiple disks (or RAIDS) and each is being read
simultaneously, it is certainly possible to saturate a single GigE
connection under some conditions.

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