Cisco 7600 (7609) as a core BGP router.

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Tue Jul 21 21:21:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Drew Weaver wrote:

> I'm probably wrong, but aren't the 7600s 40Gbps per slot vs the GSR only 
> being 10Gbps per slot? and doesn't that mean that there should (fairly 
> soon) be a new version of the GSR coming that ups the slot width?

The GSR is currently power and cooling constrained so it's not that easy 
to create new faster linecards, plus the fact that you need to invest in 
the 128xx fabric upgrade makes it not that much money efficient. Also 
expect any future linecards to be supported in XR only.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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