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Re: The ultimate TOE design

To: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: The ultimate TOE design
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 15:33:01 +0200
Cc: Lincoln Dale <ltd@xxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, paul@xxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, leonid.grossman@xxxxxxxx, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 01:19:21PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2004-09-16 at 10:29, Lincoln Dale wrote:
> > . . . this ignore the realities of power restrictions of PCI today . . .
> > sure, one could create a PCI card that takes a power-connector, but that 
> > don't scale so well either . . .
> At 1Ghz the Athlon Geode NX draws about 6W. Thats less than my SCSI

Are you sure that's worst case, not average? Worst case is usually
much worse on a big CPU like an Athlon, but the power supply 
has to be sized for it. 


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