Network equipments process utilization

Elmar K. Bins elmi at 4ever.de
Tue Feb 10 03:56:07 CST 2009


lists at memetic.org (Adam Armstrong) wrote:

> >>>   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.

That's why I wrote "with SUPs" (and not RSPs). RSP is fairly new, and
they got it right this time.






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