On Tue, 10 Jul 2012, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:

CPU's are not getting much faster.  But IO is definitely getting faster.  It's 
best to keep ahead of that curve.

It seems that per-socket CPU performance is doubling every year. That seems like faster to me.

If server CPU chipsets offer accelleration for some type of standard encryption, then that needs to be considered. The CPU might not need to do the encryption the hard way.

Bob Friesenhahn
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