Subject: Re: Interest in Broadcom crypto cards?
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Thomas E. Spanjaard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/2007 13:37:59
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Todd Vierling wrote:
> There are many such embedded/small-CPU devices (not just for VPN, mind
> you) that need low power consumption, which is certainly not an
> amd64-type-CPU strong suit. A CPU of the power you mention is a *very
> very bad* fit here; typically these machines are 486 or Pentium-II
> generation at best. It's like comparing pears vs. tangerines, or
> something like that.
I'm left wondering what use PCI64/66 is there then? Sure, there are SoCs
with PCI64/66 buses (Intel/Marvell?), but I haven't seen any solution
where they offer that as PCI slot, save a couple of development boards.
Is that perhaps what you're referring to?
> Now, show me a complete amd64-based machine in the ballpark of the
> speed you mention, using less than 2A of current @ 5VDC, and we'll
> talk. 8-)
The X2 3800+ EE (35W, dualcore) chip might come close if running at its
lowest powernow/cnq speed/voltage, though that's just the CPU then ofcourse.
Thomas E. Spanjaard
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