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Re: Silicon-germanium routers?
On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:59:54PM -0700, Tony Li wrote: > Sure doesn't sound like it. In fact, it sound like they're pushing to a > high frequency regardless of the power and thermal consequences. I thought their 500 Ghz number was just for rediculous press teasing, like the people who use lHe to push AMD chips to ~10 Ghz. The 350 Ghz 'at room temperature' insinuation is the most interesting to me. > It also sounds like it's a single transistor. It takes a few of them to > make a router. ;-) I haven't seen any evidence to support or contradict this, so I'll take your word for it... A single-transistor test on a single chip would be both ludicrous and incomparable. > I also suspsect that the community is not ready to transition to > liquid-cooled systems. I rather assumed 'at room temperature' implied a standard heat sink and fan. Perhaps there's not enough information in that article to draw a conclusion from. -- 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