First published on TECHNET on May 06, 2012
The Interop conference is happening this week in Las Vegas (see
) and Mellanox is showcasing their high-speed ConnectX-3 network adapters during the event. They are showing an interesting setup with Windows Server 2012 Beta and SMB 3.0 that shows amazing remote file performance using SMB Direct (SMB over RDMA). The short story? 5.8 Gbytes per second from a single network port. Yes, that’s giga bytes, not giga bits. Roughly one DVD per second. Crazy, right?