Open source hardware

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Sat Jan 4 21:35:57 UTC 2014

On Friday, January 03, 2014 03:33:56 PM Saku Ytti wrote:

> Right now, if you need perfomance, you're going to have
> to buy something like bcom chip and then cumulusnetworks
> linux on top of it, it's as close to 'open source' as
> you're going to get with good performance. And this is
> more or less DC stuff, SP market needs more intelligent
> chips than those ASICs, and I don't think there anything
> 'open source' in the market place for NPU stuff.


Broadcom are making lots of interesting cheap and fast 
ASIC's, but they're data centre focused, or serve a specific 
platform feature set with Cisco/Juniper that has a number of 
restrictions, just to keep the costs down.

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