[Bloat] known buffer sizes on switches

Dave Collier-Brown Dave.Collier-Brown at indexexchange.com
Wed Nov 28 13:25:14 EST 2018

On 2018-11-28 11:55 a.m., Dave Taht wrote:

> Thank you for that. I do have a long standing dream of a single chip
> wifi router, with the lowest SNR possible, and the minimum number of
> pins coming off of it. I'd settle for 32MB of (static?) ram on chip as
> that has proven sufficient to date to drive 802.11n....
> which would let you get rid of both the L2 and L1 cache. That said, I
> think the cost of 32MB of on-chip static ram remains a bit high, and
> plugging it into a mips cpu, kind of silly. Someday there will be a case
> to just doing everything on a single chip, but...

I could see 32MB or more of fast memory on-chip as being attractive when
one is fighting with diminishing returns in CPU speed and program

In the past that might have excited MIPS, but these days less so. Maybe


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