[Bloat] Random idea in reaction to all the discussion of TCP flavours - timestamps?

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 16:33:15 PDT 2011

On 16 Mar, 2011, at 1:25 am, Rick Jones wrote:

>>> Do the CPUs in handhelds possess that much more "oomph"
>>> than "regular" systems did when 100BT or 1GbE first appeared?
>> Typical handhelds now have anything from a 600MHz ARM11 (iPhone 3G) up
>> to dual-core 1GHz+ Cortex-A9s (iPad2, Galaxy Tab).  The latter are
>> roughly equivalent to decent netbook/nettop hardware.  There is
>> typically 512MB RAM in total.
> Pity that isn't enough memory to run SPECcpu2006 to take us out of the
> mythical megahurts space :)  But it might be enough to run
> SPECcpu2000...

Nevertheless, I run my Internet through a 400MHz PowerBook G3, which can't be much faster than the iPhone 3G overall.  If you can consider running AQM on that class of hardware (which I certainly would), or on a consumer-grade router, then there is little problem in putting it on a handheld these days.

 - Jonathan

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