Multiport network adapter vs separate network adapters, diff
by adoado0 - 4/2/13 3:24 AM
I am looking for some information concerning network adapters. Many server vendors (HP, Dell, IBM and so on) use multiport single network adapter (one card,several ports -let's assume 4 ports).
Does anybody have some link or information about differences between such solution (4port card) vs separate one (or dual) port cards? What resources are shared in multiport solution? For example:
- does multiport nic has significant limitations? For example, it's cpu cannot handle full 4-port load?
- interrupt sharing?
- buffer size?
If it is crucial - I am interested in HP/Dell server as router and need to have some info about performance of multiport adapter.
Hope somebody can give some clues.