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Re: Silicon-germanium routers?

  • From: Warren Kumari
  • Date: Tue Jun 20 16:27:34 2006

On Jun 20, 2006, at 12:18 PM, David W. Hankins wrote:

IBM and Georgia Institute of Technology are experimenting with silicon-
germanium, it is said here:

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?
Nope, all this says is that with sufficient cooling you can go faster. What we need is going faster with less cooling.


Corrolary: If our routers are made of silicon-germanium, would the
CLI only operate in Deutsch?

David W. Hankins		"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer			you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins
A. No
Q. Is it sensible to top-post?