Vol. 7 No. 3 – April 2009



Fighting Physics: A Tough Battle

Thinking of doing IPC over the long haul? Think again. The laws of physics say you're hosed.

by Jonathan M. Smith

Network Front-end Processors, Yet Again

The history of NFE processors sheds light on the tradeoffs involved in designing network stack software.

by Mike O'Dell


All-Optical Computing and All-Optical Networks are Dead

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of all-optical computing? Don't hold your breath.

by Charles Beeler, Craig Partridge