Tuesday, February 10, 2015

40G MORE is NOT always BETTER - Why 40G can potentially delay your packets?

40G might actually delay your packets and here is the reason why. 
Before we get too much into the semantics behind this, let define some key terms in latency measurements. I am also going to leave out the minor benefits gained from "inter-frame gap" of 40G packets. If you are interested in further information regarding latency testing/benchmarking standards please see RFC 2544.