Do you think that putting HTTP in silicon offers any real performance gains? Any concerns about this approach?

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There will be some performance gains when you speed up the processing inside the NAS box BUT, the main performance issues have to do with the TCP/IP protocol stack and the overall performance of the LAN. In this case, more gains may be yielded with attention to other areas. I worry about implementing some things in hardware that may have changes/ advances such as HTTP. I believe there will continue to be some improvements here such that the hardware will have to change to take advantage of them.

Randy Kerns
Evaluator Group, Inc.

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This was first published in March 2002

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