UDP over 10GbE using White-box servers with the kernel network stack on CentOS 6.4 and Mellanox ConnectX-3 Adapters

Type: Unaudited

Specs: STAC-N1™ Benchmarks Beta 1

Stacks under test:

  • UDP using the udp-tcp-sock-v1.0 binding for STAC-N1
  • CentOS 6.4
  • White-box server with an ASRock X79 Extreme6 motherboard
  • 1 x Six-core Intel Core i7-4930K
  • Mellanox Technologies MT27500 (ConnectX-3)
  • MMK131127: 10 Gbps Ethernet (coupled fiber links - no devices)

Tested by: Metamako LP

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