On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Jordi Ros wrote:
> Note that Microsoft is considering TOE under its Scalable Networking Program.
> To keep linux competitive, I would encourage a healthy discussion on this
> matter. Again, TOE is not the goal but the means to deliver important
> technologies for the next generation of servers. This will be critical as the
> backbone of the Internet goes to all optical networks while the servers stay
> at the electronic domain. As shown by McKeown, "Circuit Switching in the
> Core", the line capacity of the optical fibers is doubling every 7 months
> while the processing CPU capacity (Moore's law) can only double every 18
Moore's law is borne out in practice; most optical tansmission
developments are theory. 3 years ago the fastest circuit you could
readily buy from a carrier (QWest, 360, Williams, etc) was OC192. Today I
still can't contact a rep from any of those companies and order an OC768.
Even so, as things currently stand in Linux, an application can send a
stream of data from a file on disk to the network without any of the data
touching the CPU. So we really don't need any new and convoluted way of
accelerating network performance.
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And you expect to be taken seriously when you include a stupid disclaimer
like this at the end of your email?