I/O Is Faster Than CPU – Let’s Partition Resources and Eliminate OS Abstractions [pdf]

Source: Hacker News

Article note: I'm not sold on some of the conclusions, but the motivating observations are really interesting, and, like Big-O analysis of memory-bound everything, another case of measuring badly for legacy reasons. I've been eying doing some work on a platform with an insanely powerful DMA engine and a feeble CPU for the last few days, so my head is already tilted the right direction for the paradigm.
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