This is really something. I was just informed
that the Super Switch is - according to Dr. Ozguz -
being designed as a router WITH SWITCHING FUNCTIONS. It
will be a hybrid of the two devices, both router and
switch. It is anticipated that this could potentially
replace just about everything but the core switch on a
I still need to think about this
some more, but what can I say - I am very impressed.
That size is what I understood as well. This is
not toy stuff however and the costs of the 3-4 racks
that this unit would replace was in the many millions
$. These superconducting chips are not "high
temperature" either and require real low temperatures--like
4K, another reason for the small size.
I think that's what John Carson said a few years
ago - probably about like that. So now the question:
is he a genious scientist (does all this stuff
work), or a madman genious able to pull the wool over
everyone's eyes for 20 years without commercializing? Dr.
Phibes (the incredible) comes to mind, but I don't want
to go there. Can anybody tell me who played Dr.
Phibes, and the name of his lovely assistant?
thinking that something that small would burn out
real quick with all that traffic and data going
through it. Sure would be nice to get those cables down
in size a little and somehow eliminate the cooling
would it not? Maybe I can put something together
tonight in the basement. Where's my tool kit?
I understood that the actual switch would be the
size of a cd player (ie. 2 or 3 rack-mount units
high), but that it would still have big cables and stuff
bringing the info in and out, and possibly external
cooling for the superconducting chips.
a CD player, all told, but still about 1/10 to 1/30
the size of current (much slower) equipment.
To best of my recollection on that technological
overload afternoon it was for comparison purposes. Perhaps
edddie, syzy, or someone who took notes can clarify the
exact wording used?
another thought, believe it or not! I'm sure
others have already thought of it but since I don't see
it posted yet I shall endeaver to make my point. If
I were someone who needed a really fast switch AND
a router, I would much prefer to buy it all in one
nice little package, for a reasonable sum of course.
Easy to replace if need be and less time consuming I
would think. If it were that fast and proven to work
I'd go for it in a minute! Am I off base here or way
behind your thinking?