[Asterisk-Dev] channel driver sample - Coding/Transcoding/Conferences
adam at teragen.com.au
Sun Jul 4 17:49:04 MST 2004
Steve Underwood wrote:
> The xbox2 will also be obsolete within a year. That's called progress.
> It won't be a year from now, though, as it doesn't even exist yet. By
> the time it comes to market everything else will be faster, and it won't
> look so hot. If I base today's DSP board on TI's chips planned for 2
> years time, it will also appear to have a better cost/performance ratio.
> :-) People don't want a pile of xbox2s to run a telco. They want neat,
> compact, manageable systems. Packaging is important. One disadvantage of
> a DSP card separate from am E1 card is you can't get 2 PCI cards in a 1U
I say obsolete as we'll reach a point where CPUs will provide the needed
grunt. If the Xbox2 has this grunt, obviously IBM are planning similar
CPUs for non-xbox systems (eg Mac). I actually find the idea of many low
cost systems (xbox2) where I can plug and play identical nodes to scale.
There's no unknowns, I know it's performance and it will work straight
away. Hell stick 4 of them in a 3 RU case for looks
TI's chips aren't that impressive at their price, espically if I require
a seperate DSP card. A combined E1 card is different, an E1 card
delivering a G.729 stream would rock.
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