HT doesn't help at all when communicating outside the PC
Originally Posted by DarthBeavis
HT is useful from a programmer's perspective. At least in an industrial environment where my apps are communicating with PLCs at a high rate. Now if only I can get my customers to buy either multi-proc or HT workstations.
Oh come on. What PLC can communicate externally faster than a PC can? I don't think there is an external bus that a PC couldn't match in speed. ModBus, DH+, RS422, RS423 or RS485? HT doesn't make any difference AT ALL
when communicating externally using these protocols. Come on, now. HT may make a difference with specific applications within
a PC but that enhanced speed (due to HT being enabled) will not translate outside or external to the PC that is connected to anything especially
Hell even high speed counter card connected to a high speed encoder transmits data slower than ethernet speeds. A PC can easily communicate outside itself at Gigabit speeds (even higher depending on the length of the cable)
I'm kinda curious exactly what are you doing that would require a PC with HT so that you can communicate with a PLC faster?
BTW I have programmed WonderWare apps myself and program Allen Bradley PLCs on a daily basis.