Anyone Deployed Ascend's GRF IP Switch?

joseph j. kim jokim at
Tue Aug 26 04:50:46 UTC 1997

On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Justin W. Newton wrote:

> At 08:35 PM 8/25/97 +0000, Nathan Stratton wrote:
> >
> >On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Lane Patterson wrote:
> >
> >> Talk to Nathan Stratton at Netrail.  He's our collective test case :-)
> >>
> >> Aren't you looking at Cisco's BFR too?
> >
> >We have been trying to get a BFR (now GSR) in, but I think Cisco does not
> >want a GSR next to a GRF or something. :-)
> >

i don't understand all of the mail comparing the two, there is really no
comparison. the GSR blows the GRF away. there is an order of magnitude
difference in the aggregate b/w supported between the two correct? 4Mb/s
vs 40Mb/s. Also, not that I know anything about the GRF but I think Cisco
claims that 7500 real-world performance is much better than the GRF400.

maybe someone can post some performance numbers.


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