Byte.com: Maximizing Your Network’s Performance

“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.”