1GB clients and 1GB uplinks
I am currently experiencing some brain fog! My question is that our school network consists of mostly all Gigabit switches, which provide gigabit links to all client devices with gigabit links between switches. Our core also, operates at 1 gigabit.
My question is that surely there is some performance issues having all our clients connect to the network at 1Gb. I was thinking, would it be worthwhile making all of the client connections run at 100Mb with the uplinks and core still running at 1Gb.
Would this be better with regards ensuring that the uplinks and core are not overloaded by a few machines thrashing the 1Gb connection?
I hope the above makes sense.