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markhahn0
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re: Mellanox to open source Ethernet software
markhahn0   3/4/2013 2:53:17 PM
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they seem to have missed the point.

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re: Mellanox to open source Ethernet software
rick merritt   3/4/2013 3:15:27 PM
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How so? Personally, I don't believe this initiative will upset Ether-giants such as Cisco, etc. but I see them trying.

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re: Mellanox to open source Ethernet software
bobdvb   3/5/2013 4:01:06 PM
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They make their money on the hardware that they sell and the ASICs in there are fairly specific to them. Opening up their software stack is hardly a big step, most companies don't do it because their products can easily be cloned by nefarious manufacturers (this is quite common in China). If you have such a secure position that no one can copy your hardware (e.g Juniper & Cisco won't), then you can do this with impunity. If this software actually helped commoditise the high end product then I would be happy, but I doubt it will.



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