Software router state of the art

Tim Sanderson tims at donet.com
Thu Jul 24 07:25:09 CDT 2008


Is anyone using Vyatta for routing? I sure would like to know about any experience with it in production.

http://www.vyatta.com/

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Tim Sanderson, network administrator
tims at donet.com


-----Original Message-----
From: randal k [mailto:nanog at data102.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 1:46 PM
To: Adrian Chadd
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: Software router state of the art

That is a very interesting paper. Seriously, 7mpps with an
off-the-shelf Dell 2950? Even if it were -half- that throughput, for a
pure ethernet forwarding solution that is incredible. Shoot, buy a
handful of them as hot spares and still save a bundle.

Highly recommended reading, even if (like me) you're anti-commodity routing.

Cheers,
Randal

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008, Charles Wyble wrote:
>
>> This might be of interest:
>>
>> http://nrg.cs.ucl.ac.uk/mjh/tmp/vrouter-perf.pdf
>
> Various FreeBSD related guys are working on parallelising the forwarding
> layer enough to use the multiple tx/rx queues in some chipsets such as the
> Intel gig/10ge stuff.
>
> 1 mil pps has been broken that way, but it uses lots of cores to get there.
> (8, I think?)
>
> Linux apparently is/has headed down this path.





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