Networking

Evaluation of Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks in Windows Vista-Server 2008 Environment

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Executive Summary

Performance of IPv6 differed between the two network environments (client-server and Peer-Peer) with IPv6 producing a higher TCP throughput for the lower packet sizes of 128-640 bytes on the peer-to-peer network and higher throughput for the larger packet sizes of 896-1408 bytes on the client-server network. For IPv6, The maximum difference between client-server and peer-peer was noticed at the packet size of 1152 bytes (504.22 Mbps for Vista-Vista vs. 535.77 Mbps for Vista-Server 2008). In all cases considered, IPv4 in Peer-Peer network had the highest bandwidth (for both TCP and UDP). However, The UDP bandwidth differences were less significant than TCP.

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