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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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