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Brett D. Watson bwatson at
Sat Jul 20 08:04:26 UTC 1996

> On Fri, 19 Jul 1996, Avi Freedman wrote:
> > I assume that the mondo-routers have a switching engine, and the
> > only job of the main CPU/gated combo is to feed the current idea
> > of the best next-hop/interface to the engine.
> Current mondo-routers like Netstar uses a switch fabric to parallelise
> switching. It becomes pretty obvious that at OC-N speeds current serial
> backplane architecture doesn't scale
> Handling routing updates, unlike switching packets, is more a function of CPU
> and software routines.

  and the last time i worked on a netstar gigarouter (admittedly months ago) it was a long way from really doing solid routing (bgp, etc).  maybe it's much improved now?


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