10GE TOR port buffers (was Re: 10G switch recommendaton)

bas kilobit at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 23:40:48 UTC 2012

Hi All,

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM, Joel jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:
> On 1/27/12 14:53 , bas wrote:
>> While I agree _again_!!!!!
>> It does not explain why TOR boxes have little buffers and chassis box
>> have many.....
> you need purportionally more buffer when you need to drain 16 x 10 gig
> into 4 x 10Gig then when you're trying to drain 10Gb/s into 2 x 1Gb/s
> there's a big incentive bom wise to not use offchip dram buffer in a
> merchant silicon single chip switch vs something that's more complex.

I'm almost ready to throw the towel in the ring, and declare myself a looney..
I can imagine at least one vendor ingnoring the extra BOM capex, and
simpky try to please #$%^#@! like me.

C NSP has been full with threads about appalling microburst
performance of the 6500 for years..
One would think a vendor would jump to a copetitive edge like this...

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