updated 10:50 am EST, Tue December 27, 2005
Small Tree tunes GbE
application to increase latency and improve system performance in its Intel GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) product line. The announcement follows the introduction of Small Tree Gigabit card support into IPNetTuner, an application designed to optimize and measure the internet performance of Mac OS X systems. "System tuning is vital to reducing latency in cluster operations," said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications. "Typically, if a user is trying to create a cluster over their gigabit network, they want to disable interrupt coalescing, which will interrupt the CPU for each packet that arrives."