[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: A Modest Proposal for an Alternate IPv6 Allocation Process

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Jun 5 15:55:05 EDT 2009

Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 11:06:32AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> Is this an accurate assessment?  Or is there really some reason that a
>> router cannot be built with more ram than a half gig?
> It is not an accurate assessment.

   There are real,
> serious, expensive engineering challenges moving more than a couple
> of Gigabits per second.

Right, but those challenges ALSO exist to do things like, for example,
run Windows 7 with acceptable speed.  Heck they also exist to run Vista
at an acceptable speed.

Remember Moore's Law here.  Back in 1999 I was still writing a column 
for a local technology mag and I had the temerity to go against it and 
predict that CPU chips would top out at 2Ghz clock speed in the coming
decade.  I'll not make that mistake again.  (although I did correctly
predict multiprocessor computers would be common in the consumer realm)


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