Trying to get to the bottom of a problem I cannot find an answer to.
Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Intel i5 3.10 Ghz
8 GB RAM
1 Gbps integrated NIC
While connected to the host through ssh, the download speed is limited to max 38-40 MBps.
While the transfer is in progress, I can see 100 CPU utilization under network traffic (38-40 MBps)
From the same host, while using NFS, I can download with 100+ MBps
What would allow for more traffic?
1. Better CPU
2. Dedicated NIC
3. Both 1 and 2
4. Tweaks to my ssh configuration