I am wondering how IPerf does its bit to megabit conversion.
Google says 1 megabit = 1024*1024 bits whereas Wolfram Alpha says 1 megabit
= 1000 * 1000 bits.
Which convention does IPerf use?
From: Jon Dugan <jdugan@x1...> - 2012-09-18 21:19:45
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Parth Gajaria <parth.gajaria@...> wrote:
> I am wondering how IPerf does its bit to megabit conversion.
> Google says 1 megabit = 1024*1024 bits whereas Wolfram Alpha says 1 megabit
> = 1000 * 1000 bits.
Google is wrong in this case. Network rate measurements have always
been the base 10 units. (Disks on the other hand have historically
used the base 2 units in the past but have changed to the base 10
units in the not terribly distant past.)
Both Iperf 2 and Iperf 3 use the base 10 units (1000*1000) when
talking about the transfer rate. When talking about the volume of
data transferred they use the base 2 units (1024*1024).
Hope that helps,
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