UDP over 10GbE using Chelsio WireDirect UDP on RHEL 6.4 with Chelsio T520-LL-CR Adapters on Supermicro Servers

Specs: STAC-N1 Benchmark Specifications - Rev A

Stack under test:

  • Server: Supermicro Server with X9DR3-F Motherboard
  • NIC: Chelsio T520-LL-CR 10GbE Network Adapter
  • OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • Binding: Sockets
  • Transport: UDP
  • Implementation: Chelsio WireDirect
  • Link layer: Ethernet

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