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RE: bandwidth concerns
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sarath Madakasira [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 12:21 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: bandwidth concerns
> Hi all!
> I am designing a PCI based SONET(sts-3c) network interface card
> for Packet over SONET purposes. The available bandwidth for data in such a
> card would be roughly of the order of 140 Mbps one way. We plan to use
> card to test large file transfers using up most of the bandwidth provided
> by the card, atleast in one direction. My questions are:
> 1. Can the PCI bus support this rate of data transfers for long
> durations(order of 10's of milliseconds) ?
> 2. How would this kind of latency affect the performance of other
> bandwidth hungry devices on the bus like the Graphics(monitor)?
> 3. Are there any timeout values or priority bits to be set to use
> the PCI bus for such long transfers?
> 4.Intel I960 is a I/O processor series which creates a secondary
> PCI bus on which devices can be mounted. So if I choose to
> use this processor, should I be putting all my existing devices on
> the the secondary bus for optimal utilization of the existing
> primary bus?
> Any help regarding these issues is immensely useful to me.PLease
> send me in any suggestions you can make about this stuff. Thanks a lot for
> your time.