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

Edward B. DREGER eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net
Sat Feb 21 11:21:01 CST 2009


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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