Re: Large Frame Proposal

On 20140709, at 1:10 PM, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz> wrote:

> On 2014-07-09 15:42, Roberto Peon wrote:
> 
>> Larger framesizes matter only for non-TLS connections.
>> That is why I'll hope that most browsers and most servers pick framesizes
>> that are proportional to the TLS record size, and that are relatively small
>> (e.g. 16k or less).
> 
> There is effort ongoing to increase the throughput and hardware acceleration in the encryption area. We may find that in only a few years it is possible to send Gbps out through a hardware encrypting NIC.

Is this not already commonplace?

http://www.cavium.com/solution_ssl_switch.html
http://www.cavium.com/Adapters_Crypto_Offload.html

A high-end model can decrypt (and decompress, and do the reverse) 60 Gbps. If that sounds like a lot, its because its a lot of dedicated silicon.

Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 06:50:38 UTC