Which pipe dream should we be smoking? (was Re: Possible topic?)

Vadim Antonov avg at pluris.com
Wed Oct 22 05:31:56 UTC 1997

>Aren't all the Gigaswitches from DEC ATM backed anyway? (FDDI is an
>emulation on an OC3/12 card slot?) That's what the DEC literature seemed
>to say when I perused it last.

Not.  Gigaswitch is a crossbar-based _packet_ switch.  I recall reading
fairly comprehensive article on its internals.  Most likely it is still
available from somewhere on Internet.

If i understand correctly, its ATM interfaces do packet shredding/reassembly.


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