Small Tree Communications has released version 1.4 of its
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation
networking software for Mac OS X. Designed to work with Xserves and Power Mac systems in high-performance network environments, the software follows the IEEE 802.3ad standard for aggregation of several Ethernet network interfaces into one “virtual” interface by bonding or trunking them together. The new release features enhanced stability by resolving a wide range of end case configuration and launch conditions, and improved performance for a wider range of network switches by performing better load balancing of the network. Compatible with Power Mac G4 and G5 systems running Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later, the price of the software ranges from US$299 to $699 depending on the number of ports and groups supported.