laserburn 12/4/2012 | 9:49:00 PM
re: The X-Wars: Agilent Strikes First Starting a public debate on LR regarding the relative merits of two MSAs that are trying to merge seems like a foolish move.

The Light Reading Enquirer is trying to start (yet another) controversy about two MSAs that are fundamentally the same and address the same market segments. That's why the X2 manifesto was published in the first place, to try and have LR goad XPAK into responding. Manifestos are trumped by products, and the products are all in the XPAK camp.

That is, unless X2 is headquartered in a cabin in Montana.

What's the up side to Intel bringing up dirt? The frontrunners need not answer.
Suziea 12/4/2012 | 9:49:02 PM
re: The X-Wars: Agilent Strikes First X2


Peter Heywood 12/4/2012 | 9:49:04 PM
re: The X-Wars: Agilent Strikes First I don't really buy Intel's stance, that presenting the case for XPAK on Light Reading will simply fan the flames.

Yes, it will stir up a debate, but what's wrong with that? Folk need to understand what the argument is about, and the best way of doing that is to present to facts and have a discussion about them in an open forum.

Refusing to present the case makes it sound as though the case won't stand up.

So come on, please, let's get this issue out into the open.

Peter Heywood
pavelz 12/5/2012 | 12:32:55 AM
re: The X-Wars: Agilent Strikes First 10Gb/s, full duplex, on a PCI card. Hmm, is that a big advantage ... 64bitsx66MHz, that's 4.2Gb/half-duplex ... so the 10GbE more than double-saturates the PCI bus even if running in only one direction. I think this is of any practical benefit only in rare few situations.

Perhaps the X2 should make that PCI-Express.

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