This little article just in from a dedicated Cisco engineer. Looks like Cisco is taking a “broadside” from Broadcom in the “TCP offload” universe.
Of course, notice the weasel words of “”selected network streams”. In contrast, at InterProphet we showed a 10x advantage of all network streams on NT at Microsoft in their offices in Redmond in 1998 with a patented design. So it’s taken Broadcom and Microsoft working together about 6 years to kind of make something work but not really. Not very impressive.