Gigabit Linux Routers

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Thu Dec 18 05:51:07 CST 2008


On Dec 18, 2008, at 4:13 AM, Jeroen Wunnink wrote:

> This might be of some use, it's a document written by one of the AMS- 
> IX engineers, it's a little aged (almost 2 years old) so there  
> should be some improvement in the numbers, but it might give you  
> some insight in the bottlenecks when pushing a Linux server to it's  
> max (10Gigabit in this case)
>
> http://noc.easycolocate.nl/10-GE_Routing_on_Linux.pdf


Note that this test did not involve full BGP. Given the problems that  
used to occur on some name
brand routers when BGP took up too much CPU, I would be careful  
extrapolating these results if you
are planning on running full BGP. As the paper itself says,
" In a real-world situation the device might be running BGP, with a full
routing table. This will surely affect the performance of the device."

Regards
Marshall

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>
> David Coulson wrote:
>> The boxes (3650s) came with Broadcom BCM5708 on-board, but I push  
>> most of my traffic over these:
>>
>> 1c:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit  
>> Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
>>       Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server  
>> Adapter
>>       Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 58
>>       Memory at c7ea0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
>>       Memory at c7e80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
>>       I/O ports at 6020 [size=32]
>>       Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
>>       Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+  
>> Queue=0/0 Enable+
>>       Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
>>       Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
>>
>> There are four Intel ports in the boxes, so traffic may or may not  
>> stay on the same PCI-X card depending how things are flowing.
>>
>> Chris wrote:
>>> David: May I ask which NICs you use in the IBM boxes ? I see the  
>>> Intels
>>> recommended by Mike have dual ports on one board (the docs say  
>>> "Two complete
>>> Gigabit Ethernet connections in a single device • Lower latency  
>>> due to one
>>> electrical load on the bus").
>>>
>>
>>
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