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RE: CIDR Report

  • From: Wolfgang Henke
  • Date: Wed May 17 13:20:02 2000

> > In any case, I think the point is made that we can talk
> > all we want about how we want <insert router vendor
> > name here> to provide a truly high-end
> > router that solves everything, but the reality of the cost
> > pressure does need to be considered....
> That is one major point, maybe the entire point.

This suggests a generally flatter architecture, maybe parallel.  Still
remember the supercomputer discussions a few years back when experts
argued if either KSR or Thinking Machines is going to be *the* big win?

And today when you need a lot of processing e.g. for rendering, you
simply stick a couple dozen Pentiums on a fast switched ethernet.