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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT)
    From: Gene Heskett <>
    Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 17:05:41 -0500

    > On Saturday 04 March 2006 16:41, David S. Miller wrote:
    > >From: Jan Engelhardt <>
    > >Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 19:46:22 +0100 (MET)
    > >
    > >> Does this buy the normal standard desktop user anything?
    > >
    > >Absolutely, it optimizes end-node performance.
    > Is this quantifiable?, and does it only apply to Intel?

    It applies to whoever has a DMA engine in their computer.

    What people need to understand is that this is putting the
    optimization in the right place, at the end nodes. This is about as
    old an internet architecting fundamental as you can get, keep the hard
    work off the routers and intermediate nodes, and put it on the end

    Intel has done performance numbers, and I'm sure they will post them
    at the appropriate time.
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