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Re: A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts ofthe internet to drop

  • From: Tim Wolfe
  • Date: Wed Dec 08 17:43:41 1999

On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Vijay Gill wrote:

> Full route table size is not a problem. You can burn a hard disk as you
> mentioned to store it.  The issue is getting data in and out of the
> processor, i.e. number of pins.  Core flows are not ameneable to caching.
> This approach will fail the first time you see a new packet and need to
> swap from hard disk.

Not that it would be very economical, but what are the technical
implications of using a solid state device (such as the Quantum's RUSHMORE NTE
series) instead of a normal hard drive?

-- Tim

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