[ntp:questions] Network latency questions
rick.jones2 at hp.com
Thu May 27 17:32:37 UTC 2010
This should have been in comp.dcom.lans.ethernet - followups set
Frans Grotepass <fmgrotepass at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for abusing my membership to this forum for this question.
> We are busy with building an embedded application that must retrieve
> data very fast. The choice is to either have the data locally or go
> to a central server(pool) that contains the data.
> In evaluating the network option, I thought that the people here
> could possibly help me with the expected network latency for a Gb
> network via a switch. My gut feeling says that with increased load,
> the switch will bundle the traffic to the different nodes more and
> this will result in higher latency.
"How long is a piece of string?"
An unloaded Gigabit Ethernet network might have quite low latency, but
at the same time, a rather loaded network can have non-trivial
> Best regards,
> Frans Grotepass
a wide gulf separates "what if" from "if only"
these opinions are mine, all mine; HP might not want them anyway... :)
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