Cisco entering the XML hardware processing market

As I have discussed in this blog previously, I believe that there in an inexorable move towards XML processing in hardware that can only be offset by the potential improvements to the processing capabilities vs. cost of the general CPU. Even if Moore’s law continues, which some such as Herb Sutter are beginning to doubt, the market is going…

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Building my Christmas present.

A couple of months ago my wife asked me whether she could listen to her favourite internet radio station on the HiFi stereo system that we have in our living room, rather than having to have the speakers on the PC in the office turned up to maximum volume. This is a UK radio station…

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MEMS and Hardware Specialization

In a few years most of our mobile devices will only need to be charged every six months and this innovation will be due to MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) which are microengines a few millimetres wide that use hydrocarbon fuel. Have you ever looked at an aircraft engine and said “How can that generate 500…

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