hardware choices (Re: real hardware router VS linux router)

Josh Potter joshpotter at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 16:57:48 CST 2009


I think it's safe to define "real hardware" as hardware with ASIC's as
opposed to software based solutions.

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Edward B. DREGER <
eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net
<eddy%2Bpublic%2Bspam at noc.everquick.net>>wrote:

> DK> Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:30:16 -0500
> DK> From: Deric Kwok
>
> [ snip ]
>
> Let's blur the line a bit more:
>
> CompactPCI?  NICs such as those [apparently] offered by Cavium... or any
> other number of places working ARM/Freescale, MIPS, or PowerPC magic on
> NICs?
>
> What is "real" hardware, anyway?  Would a 26xx, 38xx, et cetera qualify
> under said definition?
>
>
> Eddy
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