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SubjectRe: The ultimate TOE design
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Alan Cox wrote:

> Last time I checked 2Ghz accelerators for intel and AMD were quite
> cheap and also had the advantage they ran user mode code when idle
> from network processing.

Indeed.

Unfortunately though, my vague understanding is, the interesting bits
on the IXP, the microengines, are integrated with the XScale ASIC.

I agree it's silly to stick a general purpose CPU in there, but you
get it for "free" anyway.

regards,
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