Sun GigaSwift vs Intel Pro/1000 performance

Sun GigaSwift vs Intel Pro/1000 performance

Post by haydud » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 23:18:29


I have an Intel Pro 1000 Gigabit network card that runs fine with both
Solaris 10 and 11 (Sun Blade 1000), only the performance is
disappointing. It is known that for some architectrual flaw Sparc
systems use a lot of CPU to handle the network.

I have read on www.sun.com that Gigaswift adapters take some load off
the CPU and should perform better, however when I read posts around
poor sparc performance at gigabit rates, Sun GigaSwift is also always
mentioned as the NIC.

My question is: would I get a real performance improvement by
replacing the Pro 1000 with a GigaSwift?

HD