UDP over 10GbE and 9 fiber segments with LC-LC couplers (no switch) on Dell servers with CentOS 7.1 and Mellanox ConnectX-3 Adapters with Mellanox VMA

Type: Audited

Specs: STAC-N1™ Benchmarks Beta 1

Stacks under test:

  • UDP-TCP binding ver udp-tcp-sock-1.0.x
  • Dell PowerEdge R220 Server
  • CentOS 7.1
  • 1 x  4-core Xeon E3-1241 v3 (Haswell) @ 3.50GHz
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 Network Adapter
  • 10 Gbps Ethernet via 9 duplex fibers connected with 8 LC-LC fiber couplers using OM3 fiber driven by 10GBase-SR optics

Tested by: STAC

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