"2M today, 10M with no change in technology"? An informal survey.

John A. Kilpatrick john at hypergeek.net
Sun Aug 26 19:42:05 UTC 2007

On 8/25/07 4:30 PM, "David Conrad" <david.conrad at icann.org> wrote:

> - where do you believe existing routing technology will fall down?

Well, to get specific, I think that it will be interesting to see what
happens when the size of the route table exceeds the stock TCAM on the Cisco
Catalyst platform.  Before I got to my current employer Cisco sold then
7604s with Sup32s (I hope they weren't more expensive than 6504 chassis
because all they did was change the paint).  I'm going to hope that Cisco
comes out with a Sup upgrade that includes the larger TCAM of the 3BXL
without the switch fabric mojo - that's stuff's expensive.  The whole thing
really makes me wonder about the value of selling the Cat platform as a
customer edge router...

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