real hardware router VS linux router

Ray Burkholder ray at oneunified.net
Thu Feb 19 10:30:25 CST 2009


> 
> In scaling upward. How would a linux router even if a kernel guru were
> to tweak and compile an optimized build, compare to a 7600/RSP720CXL or
> a Juniper PIC in ASIC? At some point packets/sec becomes a limitation I
> would think.
> 

Is anyone building linux/bsd-box add-on cards with off the shelf packet
processors?    Maybe something with the likes of
http://www.netlogicmicro.com/ or whatever?


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