> > > Does anyone know if it is possible for Linux to use 4 10Mbit ethernet
> > > cards as 1 40Mbit logical connection? I have identical machines on each
> > > end, and I just need to do that between them.
> > yes, though not out of the box. look at the channel bonding work done for
> > the beowulf clustering project - http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/beowulf
> Out of curiosity, is there a reason not to use a 100Mbit link instead?
only reason i can think of, is if you've got the equipment to do channel
bonding on-hand, or can get it cheaper than 100M. there's some benchmarks
of the channel bonding performance, and they show that while it can have
signifigant improvements over a single network card, that the improvements
aren't drastic enough to justify the extra costs, unless your traffic is
going to fit within a certain range - and they you will get your money's
worth. if you've got money to blow, you're probably better off going with
gigabit or myrinet.
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