scaling linux-based router hardware recommendations

Nick Hilliard nick at
Wed Jan 28 15:51:22 UTC 2015

On 28/01/2015 14:45, Colin Johnston wrote:
> qnx os based router works well with powerpc, could be pushed far higher
> load than intel based chips

that may be so, but how many people out there know how to push qnx that
hard compared freebsd/linux on amd64 compatible hardware, and how many
people know how to configure up a juniper mx or cisco asr9k, compared to
the number that can tune a freely available unix.  As someone pointed out
elsewhere, there's no such thing as a free lunch.  If you want to economise
on hardware, you should expect to pay for the expertise to do it.


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