[ntp:questions] .1 Microsecond Synchronization

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Thu Jun 4 22:05:06 UTC 2009

Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:
> I don't know that it would pack them within a 100ns interval, but
> interupt coalescing in GbE and higher NICs can cause frames which
> were otherwise spread-out on the network to appear to the host to
> arrive at essentially the same instant.  Their separation in the
> eyes of the host will depend on the speed at which the host
> processes them after being nudged by the NIC.

And there can be more than one NIC in the system...

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