Not too long ago I had a lot of free time to think about things and I
became somewhat familiar with the Galaxy Pipeline Computer (rough
translation) developed at Tokyo University. For about $20,000 they built
a pipeline computer that models the interactions of thousands of stars
within a galaxy with the speed of a Cray supercomputer.
The computer only performs one function - that set of calculations. The
instructions are broken down into sets of about 200 instructions and each
set is hard coded on a different chip. There are hundreds of chips
(processors) and the output of one chip is the direct input of the next.
One calculation with blazing speed.
It seems to me that firewalls are not incredibly complex machines
and it should be possible to break the instructions into sets and hard
code them on hundreds of processors. Such a machine should be able to
keep up with a T3 line quite easily.
Anybody looking at this?
Sick Puppy, the Cat_Eating_Dawg