[AusNOG] Experiences with web load balancers

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Mon Feb 22 22:50:39 EST 2010

On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:30:07 -0800
Scott Howard <scott at doc.net.au> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au> wrote:
> > .. And to be honest, 1ru sub-$1000 1ru PCs can do quite a bit of crypto
> > offload these days.
> Not compared to what a sub-$1000 crypto card can do...  If you're
> talking 10's of Mbps of SSL traffic then it's not overly relevant -
> but if you're talking 100's of Mbps of traffic then the difference is
> significant.
> The generation-after-next of Intel chips is apparently going to
> include crypto support on-chip which will make things very
> interesting, although they still aren't going to come close to the
> performance of an offload card.

Do you have any references to performance comparisons? I'm not sure I
could see any reason for Intel to add them into their CPUs unless these
crypto instructions were pretty competitive with other hardware

>   Scott
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