remember, ASICs are processors too, the only difference is that ASICs are
designed with a single purpose in mind such as IP functions, rather than
the ability to run Microsoft Word in addition to packet rewrites.
Doing so skips several layers of abstraction, which is why they are
On Fri, 16 Feb
2001, Nimesh Vakharia wrote:
> > I doubt that the packet rewrites are taking place in ASIC - anytime you go
> > above layer 2 doing dynamic stuff you've got to have a processor and ram.
> Possible, this is what our sales/SE guys implied (its all
> ASIC)... its quite possible it was a sales gimmick...
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