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RE: Silicon-germanium routers?
> IBM and Georgia Institute of Technology are experimenting > with silicon- > germanium, it is said here: > > http://tinyurl.com/g26bu > > I find this interesting having just attended NANOG 37 where some > manufacturers of network devices told us in a panel that network > heat problems weren't going away unless there's a 'next big thing' > in manufacturing process. > > Is this it? Sure doesn't sound like it. In fact, it sound like they're pushing to a high frequency regardless of the power and thermal consequences. It also sounds like it's a single transistor. It takes a few of them to make a router. ;-) I also suspsect that the community is not ready to transition to liquid-cooled systems. Tony