Questions about the new IBM Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter.
I am running AIX 3.2.5 in a CAD/CAM and heavy NFS environment. Are there
any performance benefits to this new Token-Ring adapter over the older
High Performance Token-Ring adapter for the RISC System/6000?
The IBM Auto Token-Ring LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter will not give you major
performance boosts until it is used in conjunction with the IBM 8272
LANStreamer, which was previewed in announcement 194-288. The LANStreamer
provides a Token-Ring "switch" that is analagous to the already announced
8271 EtherStreamer. An ATM uplink is planned for the future.
Purchasing this new adapter today simply provides the user with a good
Token-Ring adapter that positions you for full duplex performance improve-
ments that will be provided by the 8272. Additional features of this
- STP or UTP via a single RJ45 with on-board media filter (An STP
conversion cable is provided)
- Auto Ring Speed detect/select
- Adapter Status LEDs
- Full Duplex Enabled \<--- to be used with 8272
- A short card that will fit in the short microchannel of the RISC
Model 41W or 41T
You should expect the LANStreamer's full duplex capability to have a very
positive performance impact on a heavily-loaded server. On the other
hand, you should not expect to see much of a performance improvement on a
simple client system.
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