Hardware Acceleration Support

There are a number of hardware acceleration technologies that could be more effectively built into the engine from the start, versus the back-asswards reverse engineering we have to do now to effectively accelerate.

We would definitely need close cooperation and support from the hardware accel vendors, but I have met most of them and I think all are very eager to see this kind of opportunity to make their platform more accessible.

From Jeremy at Sudosecure: Really cool idea and would like to see this go forward, but again not a trivial mission. With hardware acceleration you must factor in cost. Why do we spend hours hacking the kernel, libpcap, and applications we use? Easy cause most of us are under budget constraints and can not afford to implement many of these hardware accelerators... I know we are going through the 10 Gb issues, and well buying a Bivio and Network General sniffer to do this is very painful for us and will break the bank.... that being said I welcome competitors in this area as I believe competition could cause some of these hardware acceleration technologies to fall in price.

-- MattJonkman - 17 Oct 2008

Topic revision: r1 - 2008-10-17 - MattJonkman
 
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