real hardware router VS linux router

Ray Burkholder ray at
Thu Feb 19 16:30:25 UTC 2009

> 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.

Is anyone building linux/bsd-box add-on cards with off the shelf packet
processors?    Maybe something with the likes of or whatever?

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