[talk] Solarflare Precision Time Synchronization

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Fri Apr 11 15:54:15 EDT 2014

On 04/11/14 12:39, George Neville-Neil wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2014, at 13:44 , Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
>> I've been a big fan of Solarflare 10GBE NICs for a while now, good docs,
>> stable freebsd and linux drivers and helpful support.
>> so i was looking at their products today and noticed they have a
>> Precision Time Synchronization product:
>> http://www.solarflare.com/PTP-Server-Adapters
>> Anyone have experience using this guy?  Or any thoughts about Solarflare
>> in general?
> They are not well supported (yet) on FreeBSD but that is being improved now,
> and we may soon have support for SolarFlare’s PTP daemon, which is a derivative
> of http://ptpd.sf.net

oh fantastic - thanks for the heads up GNN!

if i'm able to get my hands on an eval unit one day i'll be sure to let
the appropriate lists know and hopefully i can help improve support.

> Of course, this begs the question, “What problem are you trying to solve?"

spending my companies money :)

on a more serious note, there are some very low-latency/timing sensitive
applications we run where a device like this could potentially be useful.

Having said that it's more of an exploratory email i sent out to get a
better understanding of the playing field.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org
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