Film at 11:00

Vadim Antonov avg at
Thu Jan 2 06:01:02 UTC 1997

Tony Li wrote:

>So the problem is that as we approach higher speed (post-7500) interfaces,
>you're forced into more specialized hardware.  At this point, not having an
>SSE ASIC becomes somewhat silly.  The rest of the board is ASICs, which in
>volume end up cheaper than processors...

There's not enough volume in high-end box market to get to the break-even
point on the price-performance.  Providing that there's a way to get
a bunch of cheapo CPUs to do the job.  And don't forget the DRAM vs SRAM
issue.  I did the arithmetic.


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