[ntp:questions] Recommendations for good NIC cards

unruh unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca
Sat Apr 17 17:17:52 UTC 2010

On 2010-04-15, Russell, David <David.Russell at dowjones.com> wrote:
> I have seen several comments saying that the NIC card in an NTP client can make a difference in how well NTP will perform.
> My servers are Dells running RedHat.
> Does anyone have any recommendations for a particularly good NIC card for Gigabit speeds?  I am also interested in knowing if there are any known clunkers.

I suspect GB cards are worse than 100MB cards in the latency department.
I have had a number which produced much worse results for ntp ( some
sort of store and hold in the cards).
You certainly do not need GB speeds for ntp.

> Thanks,
> David Russell
> David R. Russell
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