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Byte.com: Maximizing Your Network's Performance

Sep 07, 1999, 14:07 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

"TCP/IP Isn't Your Only Choice"

"Linux increasingly grows into a market segment once dominated by the likes of Sun, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM for file, Internet and DBMS servers."

"Additionally, as more and more companies switch from the old mainframe paradigm to a client/server one, corporate TCP/IP networks increasingly have to deal with heavy network traffic. These servers need to keep up with the heavy load by sufficiently providing CPU power, memory, and I/O subsystems. The I/O subsystem also includes the network. 100 Mbit/sec already has excellent support in Linux. But, what about other, faster network protocols? We'll look at the available options in this article."

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