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10 Gigabit and beyond?
Last post Fri, Dec 01 2017 by N3iL, 4 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Dec 04 2012 17:40
by benbartlett
Joined on Thu, Apr 26 2007, Posts 160


I am just wondering if anyone has ever attempted to connect their slaves over a network FASTER than 1Gb? For example 2Gb or 10Gb?

Would this be an advantage with latency? It ought to be possible to upgrade the machines to run faster Ethernet, but I am wondering what threshold of strain (ie how heavy a use of track counts etc) might warrent it?


Posted on Wed, Nov 29 2017 07:59
by N3iL
Joined on Mon, Nov 11 2013, Posts 5

I'm in the same spot right now. Could anyone share their experience with 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet)?

Posted on Wed, Nov 29 2017 17:32
by cgernaey
Joined on Mon, Apr 04 2005, Detroit-Michigan, Posts 1054

I am using 10GB between host and slave.  Works flawlessly.

I can't give any information such as "how many more instruments can I load etc." as I have never compared.  I simply built the slave with 10GB from day 1 and it's flawless.

What I can say is that the utilization is like 1-3% with all dimension strings playing.  It appears to be super powerful.  My latency is easily as low as with a 1GB.  I can run Dimension strings at 128 samples with all sections going.  Maybe someone else thinks that sucks (I don't know) but for me it feels basically like real time with no lag.

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Posted on Fri, Dec 01 2017 09:19
by N3iL
Joined on Mon, Nov 11 2013, Posts 5

Thank for the reply @cgernaey

On one hand VSL suggests there isn't any gain using 10GE but then logically speaking if we are to stream 300+ tracks through slaves shouldn't there be a bottleneck or worse latency?

There isn't any concrete information available here. It would be really nice if the moderators can shed light on this once in for all. 

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