Anyone Deployed Ascend's GRF IP Switch?

Ron Buchalski rbuchals at
Tue Aug 26 14:27:52 UTC 1997


To make a fair comparison between your 7500 and your new GRF, are you 
going to configure your 7500 to be comparable?

Put an RSP4, VIP2-40 interface processors, and CEF code (otherwise known 
as distributed FIB) into the 7500 to make it fair.  You'll see what a 
modern 7500 can REALLY do.

Cisco has made quite a few advancements/modifications to the original 
7500 over the past two years,  a fact that seems to have escaped the 
folks at the Tolly Group.

The more interesting data published by the Tolly report clearly 
indicates that the GRF has a LONG way to go to meet the performance 
objectives described in Ascend's product literature.  Compare the 
numbers yourself.


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