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Re: The ultimate TOE design

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Subject: Re: The ultimate TOE design
From: Wes Felter <wesley@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 16:35:31 -0500
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Jeff Garzik wrote:

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 04:03:57PM -0500, Wes Felter wrote:

To do 10 Gbps Ethernet with Jeff's approach, wouldn't you need a 5-10 GHz processor on the card? Sounds expensive.

Do you need a 5-10 Ghz Intel server to handle 10 Gbps ethernet?

Yes. (Or a 4-way ~2GHz server.)

When the fastest general-purpose processors cannot handle the fastest Ethernet links, putting such a processor on a NIC won't help much. I think this is why people are attracted to TOE ASICs, even if that isn't the right solution.

Wes Felter - wesley@xxxxxxxxxx -

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