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SubjectRe: TOE brain dump
Ihar 'Philips' Filipau wrote:
> It makes not that much sense to run kernel (especially Linux) on CPU
> which is optimized for handling of network packets. (And has actually
> several co-processors to help in this task).

All you need to do is to make the CPU capable of running the kernel
(well, some of it), but it doesn't have to be particularly good at
running anything but the TCP/IP code. And you can still benefit
from most of the features of NPUs, such as a specialized memory
architecture, parallel data paths, accelerated operations, etc.

- Werner

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