Intel Preps New Networking Processor
Feb 16, 2012, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
"The new platform is codenamed Crystal Forest and will provide
as much as 160 million packets per second of forwarding capacity.
Currently, many networking vendors use application-specific
integrated circuits (ASIC) in their gear, but Crystal Forest is
actually is a bit different.
Crystal Forest is a combination of a standard Intel CPU and a
companion chip, which are both built within Intel?s standard 32nm