[clug] Small form PCs with good networking performance
dale.shaw at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 20:09:08 MST 2015
I'm looking for a small form factor PC (e.g. sized like Intel NUC, Zotac
ZBOX and friends) with "good" network interface performance -- i.e. capable
of pushing line rate or close to line rate (gigabit Ethernet, for now). If
not small, then still relatively $cheap and preferably also quiet.
I'd like to build something that can be used to torture network devices
with lots of frames/packets and/or lots of bits.
Bonus points for something that's compatible with the Intel DPDK . It
looks like there are some open source implementations of RFC2544  and
EtherSam/Y.1564  out there, too.
I'm currently tossing up between rolling-my-own and finding something off
the shelf to do this. I've used Accedian NIDs to run test suites in the
past but they're all $2.5K+ and do a lot more than what I really need.
Is anyone on the list dabbling with this kind of thing? A penny for your
 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices (
 Ethernet service activation test methodology (
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