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 - http://felter.org/wesley/