Open source hardware
mark.tinka at seacom.mu
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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