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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 (nanometer) process.

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