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Re: Intel says no to permitting firmware redistribution
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Intel says no to permitting firmware redistribution
- From: "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" <wolfgang+gnus20041213T213437_(_at_)_dailyplanet_(_dot_)_dontspam_(_dot_)_wsrcc_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 22:10:39 -0800
whb_(_at_)_ceimaine_(_dot_)_org (Will Backman) writes:
> PCI-x. Standard PCI slot can't handle gigabit. This puts a lot of
> pressure on using Intel, as they make a lot of the on-board stuff.
Pressure is good.
Another interesting bus is the hypertransport bus which is found as
the on-card bus for AMD64 motherboards. It can do over 100Gbit/sec.
So far nobody brings it to a card-slot connector, but that's politics
for you. In theory you could use it to make a darn nice non-blocking
router if you had a dozen 1Gbit hypertransport-speaking NICS for each
port. I don't see how market pressures can prevent that from
happening for long. The hypertransport propaganda "faq" page can be
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/
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