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#145424 17-May-2014 12:43
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Using a Linux and Windows host with no network adapters as an example, binding applications and reverse proxy to localhost, this I would think could provide a reference response test, however, I'm curious as to what is the throughput ceiling is on localhost? RAM speed?

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  #1046954 17-May-2014 13:06
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Sounds like something you could test and report back on!  :)

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  #1047049 17-May-2014 15:49
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Really depends on a lot of factors, there's no one answer. It may be the read speed of the source, e.g. a mechanical disk, may be the efficiency of the application, processor, RAM overhead, etc. It's unlikely to be memory speed, though.


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  #1047115 17-May-2014 17:25
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I wouldn't have thought localhost traffic would go near the disk?

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  #1047359 18-May-2014 09:32
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On windows using a virtual adaptor it is as far as I am aware 10Gbe,  if a physical adaptor is used, it would likely be close to the max speed of the adaptor.  Not sure what the virtual speed for Linux is.

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  #1047372 18-May-2014 10:06
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Windows will report the NIC at 10GigE its not capped at that, you're limited by the hardware on those host

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  #1047718 19-May-2014 07:37
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Thanks Nathan. My guess at what hardware limits the through put would be processor and RAM (based on what little I know of managed switches)?

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