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

Joseph Malcolm jmalcolm at uraeus.com
Wed Oct 22 05:40:14 UTC 1997

Vadim Antonov writes:
>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.

There are two different gigaswitches, the Gigaswitch/FDDI and the
Gigaswitch/ATM. They are dissimilar internally and as far as I can
tell share little more than the name.

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