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    SubjectRe: FYI: I2O Architecture (fwd)

    Mark Hemment <> wrote:
    > With the processing power that will be on some of the I2O cards, we
    > might find network protocol stacks (TCP?), etc, being off-loaded from the
    > central CPUs.
    > Would this be a step backwards or forwards from SMP?

    Neither, just a half of the famous cycle of reincarnation.
    Looks like after the last wave of burdening all on the CPU (cf. GDI
    printers) the current fashion runs towards spreading tasks out, again
    (cf. Commodore PET or C64 peripherals :-)


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