Network Performance Knowledge Base

Network Performance HOWTO

Follow these steps to ensure you are getting the best throughput possible:

  1. Make sure that the client and server end hosts are properly tuned.
  2. Determine your required and expected throughput.
  3. Use the right file transfer tool.

If you follow these steps and are still getting are considerably less than your expected throughput, the problem may be related to packet loss, a firewall, or a number of other subtle issues. See the Network Troubleshooting Section for more information.


ESnet staff are experienced in solving performance problems.If you or your project is
having trouble moving the data to or from a DOE science lab or other
ESnet site, you are welcome to contact for assistance.