[FoRK] Amazon S3 storage service

Joe Barrera < joe at barrera.org > on > Thu Mar 16 11:56:35 PST 2006

Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

>  Depending on the infrastructure, you can DMA over a network, because
>  it's not that much slower (in some cases faster) than the memory bus.

I haven't touched this shit in ages but as I remember, the 1500 MTU of
Ethernet was a real drag on architectures with pages bigger than
1024* because it meant you always had to do one more memory copy.
Has anything changed in the past 15-20 years?

- Joe

* This meant VAX good, Sun bad

P.S. If you remember Berkeley Trailer Negotiation then
you know the era I'm talking about....

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