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Google Preps Virtual Network

Andromeda service described in keynote
8/27/2014 06:00 AM EDT
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docdivakar
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Re: Google Preps Virtual Network
docdivakar   8/28/2014 12:59:31 PM
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@Rick, it was good to see you at HOTI this week.

I think for most cloud computing applications, latencies of 100 microseconds is not a major issue but application performance and cost are (financial markets which are latency sensitive typically use HPC clusters).

Regarding switch ASICs, the packaging of higher performance / lower latency products are restricted by the existing packaging technology. If you recall, some one in the audience yesterday asked about 3D/2.5D packaging which are definite improvements over conventional BGA's BUT bigger payoff comes from further reducing latencies on motherboards... Silicon Waveguides are still far away. This was one of the points Andy B. (founder of Arista / Sun / Granite) also made yesterday.

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Switch chips for virtualization
rick merritt   8/27/2014 11:22:53 AM
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I'd love to hear about switch chips responding to Vahdat's call for faster access to more state data.

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