Software router state of the art

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Sat Jul 26 11:31:14 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008, Colin Alston wrote:
> >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?

You'll have to ask the people playing with it on that.

Me, I've been looking for some multicore MIPS + fruit for some Squid
related hackery but I've been busy with other things (like, you know,
making Squid-2 be able to be run on multi-core hardware in the first
place..) so it'll have to wait.. :)


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