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Re: Which pipe dream should we be smoking? (was Re: Possible topic?)

  • From: Steven Schnell
  • Date: Wed Oct 22 08:55:10 1997

At 00:36 10/22/97 -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:
>
>Aren't all the Gigaswitches from DEC ATM backed anyway? (FDDI is an 
>emulation on an OC3/12 card slot?) That's what the DEC literature seemed 
>to say when I perused it last.
>
>-Deepak.
>
Absolutely not.  The GS/F and the GS/A are not the same.  They even employ
slightly different crossbar architectures.  The GS/F does support an ATM
line card however.

ss

>On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Alan Hannan wrote:
>
>> 
>> > Actually, there is at least one known way to build an exchange
>> > point which scales nearly indefinitely.  We're working on making
>> > it real.  Other folks may have other ideas.
>> 
>>   Cool, Vadim; welcome to the ATM bandwagon! 
>> 
>>   :-)
>> 
>>   -alan
>> 
>
>
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