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Re: is there a market for this?
On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote: > PCI is 33mhz at 32bits = about a gigabit per second. Fast PCI is > 66mhz, and a fast 64bit PCI standard is coming, which yields 4Gbps > across the bus. Now, admittedly, you can't get that fully -- but if > you claim you can't get a mere 45mbps across the bus per second you > are doing something desperately wrong and stupid, like making the main > CPU deal with *way* too much of the work. Of course, most serial > communications companies ARE doing things desperately wrong and > stupid, but that another story... I'm not sure how the person who was discussing it on the other list was doing it.. maybe they were talking about ISA ;) In any case, I'd be pretty fearful of running OC-level bandwidth over a PC... "Gee, the corporate network went down because the router's hard drive crashed!" Chris Chris Wilson (CW40) | http://www.atlantic.net Internet Connect Company | Dial-up access * Web hosting Sales: 800-422-2936 Support: 800-921-9328 | Leased lines * News services