real hardware router VS linux router

Jack Bates jbates at
Thu Feb 19 16:08:07 UTC 2009

Bill Blackford wrote:
> In scaling upward. How would a linux router even if a kernel guru were to tweak and compile an optimized build, compare to a 7600/RSP720CXL or a Juniper PIC in ASIC? At some point packets/sec becomes a limitation I would think.

It scales quite well, I'm sure, if you take about 12-16 servers, 
interconnect them at 256+ gigabit, build your own communication 
protocols between them. Hmmm. This is starting to sound like the Juniper 
layout prior to them having hardware. :)


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