Software router state of the art

Adam Armstrong lists at
Wed Jul 23 18:00:13 UTC 2008

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008, Charles Wyble wrote:
> Sure its not a CRS-1, but reliably doing a mil pps with a smattering of
> low-touch features would be rather useful, no?
> (Then, add say, l2tp/ppp into that mix, just as a crazy on-topic example..)
Sounds like a Juniper J-series. Have a look at the forwarding figures 
for the J6350. It does something around 2mpps and it's just an intel CPU 
with some PCI/PCI-X interfaces. The device just below it, the J4350 uses 
a 2.53Ghz celeron. I'm not sure what the J6350 uses.


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