real hardware router VS linux router

Leen Besselink leen at consolejunkie.net
Fri Feb 20 13:30:45 CST 2009


Ray Burkholder 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.
>>
> 
> Is anyone building linux/bsd-box add-on cards with off the shelf packet
> processors?    Maybe something with the likes of
> http://www.netlogicmicro.com/ or whatever?
> 
> 

The first thing that comes to mind is this open source addon-card with
FPGA-processor for routing packets in hardware:

http://www.liberouter.org/liberouter.php




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