[FoRK] Amazon S3 storage service

Gavin Thomas Nicol < gtn at rbii.com > on > Thu Mar 16 12:44:22 PST 2006

On Mar 16, 2006, at 3:17 PM, Eugen Leitl 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.
>
> Yeah, DMA NICs and zero-copy network stacks are not unheard-of.

Right. Again, depending on what you want to do, and what the overall  
system looks like, this can be good enough to do paging across the  
network.

There was a group in Finland that hooked up Gigabit for everyone in  
their town (for phone, cable etc. etc), and they found copying disks  
to be limited by the disk bandwidth, not the network.

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