[Bioclusters] gigabit ethernet performance

bioclusters@bioinformatics.org bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Mon, 12 Jul 2004 00:15:21 +0800 (MYT)

Joe Landman wrote:

>   This is interesting.  Someone once had mentioned to me that the
> "blowfish" encryption was the best for performance (e.g. least
> expensive), though I have not ascertained whether or not this is true by
> rigorous measurement.

Blowfish being the least CPU intensive is mentioned in the ssh man page
(at least on my FreeBSD box) but from using it over some time, I don't see
much of a difference between using blowfish vs. the default 3des.

CPU architectures also make a difference in my limited experience. Our old
EV6 Alpha for example is painfully slow when using scp, even slower than
the old PIII-800 I have but blazingly fast at other tasks.