[Wolves] Sugestion for a server

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 17:17:25 UTC 2016

On 03/08/16 17:46, Adam Sweet wrote:
> On a 1Gb wired network you should get around 100-112 MB/s for a single
> file transfer, depending on what the filesharing protocol is. Remember
> that upper case B is bytes, lower case b means bits and there are 8 bits
> are a byte. For simultaneous transfers each client gets slightly less
> than half that speed.

Sorry I meant that for multiple simultaneous transfers, each transfer
would work at slightly less than the maximum speed of one file transfer,
divided by the number of transfers, due to the network and server
performance overhead. 4 simultaneous transfers on a 1Gb network might
get around 20MB/s each.

In case it wasn't obvious, network speeds are commonly measured in bits,
but disk usage and file sizes are measured in bytes and there are 8 bits
in a byte, so a 1Gb network is theoretically capable of transferring
files at around 125MB/s, but due to protocol overheads etc, you get more
like 100-112MB/s in practice.


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