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RAM that can send network packets

Graham Sutherland: »Today’s burning question: why did someone give a DDR3 DIMM the capability to directly send packets over the network? (yes really)«

whitequark: »oh my god did they put the DDR EEPROM on the same SMBus as IME and integrated Ethernet«

but Graham Sutherland: »I’ve looked at about 100 laptop schematics now and only found one which does it. There are probably more but it’s still not bad going.« so while everything is indeed in fire, apparently it’s only smouldering.

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  1. Ralf Ertzinger

    The answer seems to be: because they didn’t read the documentation which explicitly warns against doing what they did.

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