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SubjectRE: TOE brain dump
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> From: Larry McVoy [mailto:lm@bitmover.com]
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> > 2. router nodes that have access to main memory (PCI card running linux
> > acting as a router/firewall/VPN to offload the main CPU's)
>
> I can get an entire machine, memory, disk, > Ghz CPU, case, power supply,
> cdrom, floppy, onboard enet extra net card for routing, for $250 or less,
> quantity 1, shipped to my door.
>
> Why would I want to spend money on some silly offload card when I can get
> the whole PC for less than the card?

Because you want to stack 200 of those together in a huge
data center interconnecting whatever you want to interconnect
and you don't want your maintenance costs to go up to the sky?

I see your point, though :)

Iñaky Pérez-González -- Not speaking for Intel -- all opinions are my own (and my fault)
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