A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts ofthe internet to drop

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Thu Dec 9 17:10:23 UTC 1999

Tim Wolfe <tim at clipper.net> writes:

> On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Vijay Gill wrote:
> > Full route table size is not a problem. You can burn a hard disk as you
> > mentioned to store it.  The issue is getting data in and out of the
> > processor, i.e. number of pins.  Core flows are not ameneable to caching.
> > This approach will fail the first time you see a new packet and need to
> > swap from hard disk.
> Not that it would be very economical, but what are the technical
> implications of using a solid state device (such as the Quantum's
> RUSHMORE NTE series) instead of a normal hard drive?

You slightly change the point at which life becomes unmanageable.  In
the grand scheme of things it would be about as noticeable as a 1/2
mpg increase in your car's fuel economy.


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