Networking

Continuing this morning’s run of GTC-related announcements, NVIDIA is offering yet another update on the state of their Data Processing Unit (DPU) project. An initiative inherited from Mellanox as part of that acquisition, NVIDIA and Mellanox have been talking up their BlueField-2 DPUs for the better part of the last year. And now the company is finally nearing a release date, with BlueField-2 DPUs sampling now, and set to ship in 2021. Originally hatched by Mellanox before the NVIDIA acquisition, the DPU was Mellanox’s idea for the next-generation of SmartNICs, combining their networking gear with a modestly powerful Arm SoC to offload various tasks from the host system, such as software-defined networking and storage, as well as dedicated acceleration engines. Mellanox had been working on...

The Wireless Future: Bluetooth and HomeRF in depth

At this year's fall IDF, we had the opportunity to look at two technologies that vow to change wireless data communication from a dream to...

1 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/29/2000

Home PNA "Phoneline Networking" Round Up

Back in February of this year, we reviewed the D-Link DHN-910 Home Phoneline Network In A Box. Since then, we have gotten several emails expressing interest in this technology...

0 by Greg Hanna on 7/21/2000

Network Switch Roundup

As the cost of networking equipment drops further and further, the accessibility of such equipment to the consumer increases inversely. That is, where only a few years ago...

0 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 6/14/2000

Netopia R9100 Ethernet Router

The router performed fantastic. No question here, far better performance than the Linksys Etherfast, although the current bandwidth available through cable or DSL doesn't come close to taxing either...

0 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 4/27/2000

Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router

The Linksys Etherfast Router offers almost every feature the average user will need and some that he/she won't, all configured with an easy-to-use web interface.

1 by Jason Clark & Greg Hanna on 3/23/2000

D-Link DHN-910 Phone Networking Kit

As one of the first HomePNA 2.0 kits we have tested, the D-Link kit stacked up very well to a standard twisted pair network in our tests. For...

0 by Greg Hanna on 2/10/2000

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