On Tue, Feb 15, 2000 at 05:58:29PM -0800, David Lang wrote:
> why do you think that? where do you think the bottleneck would be?
> the drive may not be able to read/write data that fast, but the memory
> buffers will put it's peak speed above 100Mb, a crusoe is pleanty fast
> enough to punp data at that speed.
from talking to people working with gigE i gather 16M is not nearly enough
to do the tricks needed to take advantage of gigE in it's present state.
also, for hard data, an Alpha4000 w/ 512MB RAM does a bit over 80Mbps on
100bT just shoving data from /dev/zero. from my knowledge of crusoe, i
gather it's patethic as a bit mover when compared with an axp system.
on pratical reasons, why do you need 1Gbps on such a small device ? it's not
like you can actually generate data that fast :)
a 100bT *good* chipset (dirt cheap compared to gigE) and a reasonable
amount of mem (>32M) would probably be faster and render better results
> David Lang
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Carlos Morgado wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 14, 2000 at 07:45:16PM -0800, David Lang wrote:
> > > take a look at the enbeded systems board prices, they include everything
> > > under the sun and are far mor expensive and capible then this type of
> > > project needs.
> > >
> > > i saw something (I think it was on ace's hardware site) over the weekend
> > > indicating there was a new chipset for gigE running ~$100 ea, combine that
> > > with a crusoe cpu (~$50) and some ram (say 16M for $30) you won't meet the
> > > +$100 that larry is wanting, but you could probably get +$250 for a box
> > I doubt you could even saturate 100bT with that setup. never even mind gigE.
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