With a planned time of summer for the switch off, I'm looking for
info that will help me design some hardware for it. I don't
see anything on the website, but if I'm to enter a box
for a switch-off this summer, I need to know some details soon.
If a notice appears on the website saying "run these tests
and submit the output in 3 weeks if you want to enter"
I won't be able to do it. Thanks
I'm mostly interested in the bandwidth I'll be
required/able to process.
I assume that you will be providing client(s) and server(s)
and I will be providing my L-4 setup as a black box to plug
into your setup.
What type of connections do I get to your setup? One
cable to the client farm/ to the server farm, or one cable to
each of the nodes (ie many cables)?
Is the connection 100MBps, 1GBps?
How many client(s), server(s) boxes will be involved? Is it
a set number or do you keep adding boxes till the L-4 box saturates?
What is the bandwidth of the client and server boxes? Can they
saturate their network interface(s) (whatever the interface(s) may be).
What is the latency/throughput between one of your client boxes
and one of your server boxes when connected by a crossover cable
and running a netpipe test?
What range of IP's will the clients be using? The servers? (I assume
the servers will be presenting IPs from the whole or most of IP space).
I assume that the IP space for the clients and servers are separate?
Are cache boxes in front of the servers? Do you provide them,
Should I provide them?
Does the web content provided by the servers have "locality",
ie will a particular URL or piece of content be only presented
from one box.
If the details aren't settled yet, can you give me enough
approximate information that I can plan something.
Do you have any idea when in "summer" the switch-off might
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