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Re: A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts ofthe internet to drop
- From: Robert E. Seastrom
- Date: Thu Dec 09 12:14:03 1999
Tim Wolfe <email@example.com> 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.