Network equipments process utilization

Adam Armstrong lists at memetic.org
Tue Feb 10 03:51:58 CST 2009


Elmar K. Bins wrote:
> hank at efes.iucc.ac.il (Hank Nussbacher) wrote:
>
>   
>>>  - slow-CPU boxes like everything Cisco with SUPs, since the
>>>    CPU load _always_ jumps to 100% for short periods of
>>>    time - BGP needs something calculated ;-) I get interested
>>>    whenever CPU load _stays_ high
>>>       
>> Yeah - Cisco would like to know why as well:
>> http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac207/crc_new/university/RFP/rfp07026.html
>>     
>
> I know ;-)
>
> But: This is not a churn problem, it's a problem of slow CPUs in
> allegedly big-and-fast boxes. I'd like a NPE-G2 blade for my
> 76's, as RP. Still, this is getting off-topic.
>   

The MSFC4 in the RSP720 has a 1.2GHz 8548 PPC whereas the NPE-G2 has a 
1.67GHz 7448 PPC.

I'd guess the performance isn't all that far apart, especially as the 
MSFC4's processor isn't doing any forwarding.

adam.




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