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Re: is there a market for this?
From: "Dorian R. Kim" <dorian () blackrose org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 18:20:12 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Chris Wilson wrote:

handled over the PCI bus, and there's a company that makes T1/T3-level
serial cards for PC's, and from what they were saying, there's no way to
reach even a full T3 worth of bandwidth on a PCI bus, so I think trying to
push an OC-# connection over it might be pushing it a bit ;)

This is not true. PCI bus bandwidth budget modulo overhead is about 400 MBps.
There maybe architectural limitations of some PC motherboards that could cause
the above, but PCI bus by itself can do OC3 just fine. 

After all, we've been able to generate full line rate level of traffic on a
dual P166 with a fast ethernet card.

When you have need more than a single port, you may run into problems at OCN
rates, however.
 
-dorian



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