[ntp:questions] Network latency questions

Rick Jones 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?"
"It depends."

An unloaded Gigabit Ethernet network might have quite low latency, but
at the same time, a rather loaded network can have non-trivial

rick jones

> 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... :)
feel free to post, OR email to rick.jones2 in hp.com but NOT BOTH...

More information about the questions mailing list