Software router state of the art

Colin Alston karnaugh at karnaugh.za.net
Sat Jul 26 06:11:53 CDT 2008


On 2008/07/26 01:05 PM Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Traditionally, software routing performance on hosts systems has been
>> optimized for few and rather long flows.
> 
> Yup.
> 
> And I always ask that question when people claim really high(!) throughput on
> software forwarding. It turns out their throughput was single source/single
> dest, and/or large packets (so high throughput, but low pps.)

I assume though that all of this is on x86 platform hardware. How does 
this compare to Linux or FreeBSD running on something else like the 
Cavium Octeon and other 64bit MIPS based processors?




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