I have not gotten the server or the NIC yet, but here is the target setup:
- 1x Server
- 1x Client
- 1 or more NIC linked point to point between the Server & Client (No switch involved)
So I am wondering if it is possible to setup some form of bonding with an 2 Nic or 4 Nic pro Intel ethernet card on the PCI-X/PCI-E bus in a way that would enable the Client & Server to be able to share files faster than the 1Gbps cap?
I am aware that there will be some overhead from TCP/UDP, and other overheads from other stuff, but I want to attempt to provide the client & server with the highest possible aggregate bandwidth between both of them.
If this is not possible then I will refrain from incurring additional expense with a 2x Ethernet NIC or 4x Ethernet NIC.