OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
Posted Jul 24, 2006 9:39 UTC (Mon) by dlang
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I am a member and went and read the paper.
what they did was to create a pci card that claimed to be a VGA/keyboard/mouse card and remoted that out to another machine via IP (the purpose being to investigate the potential for more 'legacy free' motherboards, including being free of any graphics, keybard, usb, IDE, etc ports)
they found a 40-60% performance hit for doing so, but point out that normal sysadmin tasks don't use these channels so it was deemed acceptable.
while this is a very interesting idea for server manufacturers (and performance can be improved with a custom ASIC instead of the slow FPGA)it's of much less interest for home use (where you don't normally have another machine to serve as the head for your systems, and gamers aren't willing to sacrafice any performance)
while an interesting paper it doesn't seem to be very relavent to the issues being dicussed here.
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