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SubjectRe: PCI coprocessors
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:16:19 +0200, Andre Tomt <> wrote:
> Tonnerre wrote:
> > Salut,
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 12:01:25PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >
> >>I have long dreamed of being able to add a PCI card to my x86 system, a
> >>PCI card containing a processor (of any type), RAM, and an ethernet
> >>interface. I would use this for routing, or iSCSI, or network offload...
> >
> >
> > Such as the i386 co-computer card for older Macintosh computers? (I
> > can't remember what it was called.)
> I've recently seen several ia32 PCI boards, with network, cpu, ram, etc.
> that works in modern PC's. Can't recall any names just now though. Not
> sure if they had any communication with the host over PCI either.

If you can get access to SDK for Broadcom 5704 (570x?) , you have GIGE nic
card with 2 133MHz MIPS CPU, one for TX, onr for RX.

Most of the NIC cards with BCM chip should be < $50.

Maybe enough of us bugging Broadcom, they will open up the SDK.

Having a lot of fun with Xilinx Virtex Pro II reconfigurable HW + ppc + Linux
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