SUP720 vs. SUP32
mtinka at globaltransit.net
Thu Mar 12 04:34:21 UTC 2009
On Thursday 12 March 2009 03:06:05 am Bill Blackford wrote:
> Incidentally, I am using 7300/7200 based units with G1 RP
> and found that at 200M they start seeing 50% CPU load
> which is why I'm looking to go to the next step.
Be sure to optimize your configuration before you upgrade.
Depending on what services you have enabled (either by
default or design), you can squeeze quite a bit from these
boxes before you need to upgrade with a pretty lean
configuration - and the NPE-G2 can sit a sweet 2GB of DRAM
We've been able to forward some 950Mbps out of an NPE-G2 at
~72% CPU utilization as a core router, and about 600Mbps at
the same CPU utilization as an edge router.
With the current bloat of the routing table today, the sheer
force software routers provide re: RIB/FIB memory for a
couple-of-hundred Mbps of traffic forwarded is hard to
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