real hardware router VS linux router

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Thu Feb 19 16:23:33 UTC 2009

On Feb 19, 2009, at 10:54 AM, 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.

I've asked this before and been told you can get PCI cards with  
multiple GigE ports, or even build specialized PCI cards that look  
like PICs.

So I congratulated them on re-inventing Juniper.


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