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From: John Cowan <>
To: Dan Cross <>
Cc: ron minnich <>, COFF <>
Subject: [COFF] Re: [TUHS] Re: the wheel of reincarnation goes sideways
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 20:22:39 -0500	[thread overview]
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On Wed, Mar 8, 2023 at 2:53 PM Dan Cross <> wrote:

> > Now I'm seeing it in peripheral devices that have, not one, but several
> independent SoCs, all running Linux, on one card. There's even been a
> recent remote code exploit on, ... an LCD panel.

I remember at one time I had on my desk a PC with an 80x86 CPU and an
Ethernet card that had an 80(x+1)86 chip inside.  I think x=0, but I'm not

> But the
> 3090 was really more like a distributed system than the Athlon box
> was, with all sorts of offload capabilities. For that matter, a
> thousand users probably _could_ telnet into the Athlon system. With
> telnet in line mode, it'd probably even be decently responsive.

I find that difficult to believe.  It seems too high by an order of
magnitude.  Another thing that doesn't get mentioned much is that classic
mainframes had SRAM, so their memory bandwidth was enormous.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-03-09  1:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2023-03-08 19:52 ` [COFF] Re: [TUHS] " Dan Cross
2023-03-08 20:18   ` [COFF] " Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF
2023-03-09  1:22   ` John Cowan [this message]
2023-03-09 19:55     ` [COFF] Re: [TUHS] " Dan Cross
2023-03-09 20:09       ` Larry McVoy
2023-03-11 20:32         ` Dan Cross
2023-03-11 23:28       ` Bakul Shah
     [not found]   ` <>
2023-03-13 22:34     ` Dan Cross

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