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Re: is there a market for this?
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry () piermont com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 18:29:27 -0400
"Perry E. Metzger" writes:
PCI is 33mhz at 32bits = about a gigabit per second.
For those that are busy telling me in private mail that PCI is only
133Mbytes per second, please note BITS versus BYTES.
OC-3 = 155Mbit (or about 20MBytes/sec if you like)
PCI = 1.xGBit (or about 133MBytes/sec)
I am well aware that OC-12 is faster than PCI, but it isn't faster
than the fast 64 bit PCI stuff, which clocks in at 533MBytes/second,
or something on the order of 4.25 Gbit/sec.
(Yes, I know my math is somewhat off, but I don't have a calculator --
thats approximating off the top of my head).
Anyway, PCI is more than fast enough for OC-3 stuff.