A Caltech Library Service

Optimizing 10-Gigabit Ethernet for Networks of Workstations, Clusters, and Grids: A Case Study

Feng, Wu-chun and Hurwitz, Justin (Gus) and Newman, Harvey and Ravot, Sylvain and Cottrell, R. Les and Martin, Olivier and Coccetti, Fabrizio and Jin, Cheng and Wei, Xiaoliang (David) and Low, Steven H. (2003) Optimizing 10-Gigabit Ethernet for Networks of Workstations, Clusters, and Grids: A Case Study. In: SC '03 Proceedings of the 2003 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing. ACM , New York, NY. ISBN 1-58113-695-1.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


This paper presents a case study of the 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter from Intel ®. Specifically, with appropriate optimizations to the configurations of the 10GbE adapter and TCP, we demonstrate that the 10GbE adapter can perform well in local-area, storage-area, system-area, and wide-area networks. For local-area, storage-area, and system-area networks in support of networks of workstations, network-attached storage, and clusters, respectively, we can achieve over 7-Gb/s end-to-end throughput and 12-µs end-to-end latency between applications running on Linux-based PCs. For the wide-area network in support of grids, we broke the recently-set Internet2 Land Speed Record by 2.5 times by sustaining an end-to-end TCP/IP throughput of 2.38 Gb/s between Sunnyvale, California and Geneva, Switzerland (i.e., 10,037 kilometers) to move over a terabyte of data in less than an hour. Thus, the above results indicate that 10GbE may be a cost-effective solution across a multitude of computing environments.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Newman, Harvey0000-0003-0964-1480
Low, Steven H.0000-0001-6476-3048
Additional Information:© 2003 ACM. This work was supported by the US DOE Office of Science through LANL contract W-7405-ENG-36 Caltech contract DE-FG03-92-ER40701, and SLAC contract DE-AC03-76SF00515. Additional support was provided by NSF through grant ANI-0230967, AFOSR through grant F49620-03-1-0119, and ARO through grant DAAD19-02-1-0283. This paper is also available as the following LANL technical report: LA-UR 03-5728, July 2003.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)W-7405-ENG-36
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER40701
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-76SF00515
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F49620-03-1-0119
Army Research Office (ARO)DAAD19-02-1-0283
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20161019-142754228
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Wu-chun Feng, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Harvey Newman, Sylvain Ravot, R. Les Cottrell, Olivier Martin, Fabrizio Coccetti, Cheng Jin, Xiaoliang (David) Wei, and Steven Low. 2003. Optimizing 10-Gigabit Ethernet for Networks of Workstations, Clusters, and Grids: A Case Study. In Proceedings of the 2003 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing (SC '03). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 50-. DOI=
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:71291
Deposited On:19 Oct 2016 21:47
Last Modified:11 Nov 2021 04:42

Repository Staff Only: item control page