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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Joseph Malcolm
  • Date: Thu Feb 05 13:00:56 1998

David Bowie writes:
>Pardon my ruffled feathers, but IMHO this is not so!  The Butterfly was
>a fine example of a massively parallel computer.  It was, unfortunately,
>seldom deployed with the full complement of 128 processors.
>The only problem with the architecture was the "flexible-bus" technology
>which made maintenance a bit unweildy.  
>BTW - I believe that the C/30 probably has the best uptime record of any
>packet processor.  Many are documented as up 100% for years.  

Well, perhaps they should have a) chosen a different front end, and b)
provided better cooling. The one at FIX-East sat there for years,
cooking, with the Mac on top cooking with it. Gee, wonder why the Mac
would space out every so often?