Re: Netperf and Sun Gigabit Ethernet

Terry Healy (
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 16:59:08 -0400

Gregory P. Smith wrote:
> > Gigabit Ethernet does *nothing* to make data transfer any easier on the
> > hosts - the MTU is still the same paltry 1500 bytes, which means a given
> > quantity of data takes just as many packets and essentially just as many
> > CPU cycles as it did before.

On the Gigabit side, don't rule out Alteon's "Jumbo Frames". The 9000
MTU makes a big difference in total throughput and reduced CPU load.