Low Cost 10G Router

Keefe John keefe-af at ethoplex.com
Tue May 19 19:16:50 UTC 2015

For about $1000 you could get a Mikrotik CCR1036-8G-2S+EM but it only 
has 2 SFP+ ports.



On 5/19/2015 3:46 PM, Joe Greco wrote:
>> How cheap is cheap and what performance numbers are you looking for?
>> About as cheap as you can get:
>> For about $3,000 you can build a Supermicro OEM system with an 8-core Xeon
>> E5 V3 and 4-port 10G Intel SFP+ NIC with 8G of RAM running VyOS.  The pro
>> is that BGP convergence time will be good (better than a 7200 VXR), and
>> number of tables likely won't be a concern since RAM is cheap.  The con is
>> that you're not doing things in hardware, so you'll have higher latency,
>> and your PPS will be lower.
> What 8 core Xeon E5 v3 would that be?  The 26xx's are hideously pricey,
> and for a router, you're probably better off with something like a
> Supermicro X10SRn fsvo "n" with a Xeon E5-1650v3.  Board is typically
> around $300, 1650 is around $550, so total cost I'm guessing closer to
> $1500-$2000 that route.
> The edge you get there is the higher clock on the CPU.  Only six cores
> and only 15M cache, but 3.5GHz.  The E5-2643v3 is three times the cost
> for very similar performance specs.  Costwise, E5 single socket is the
> way to go unless you *need* more.
> ... JG

More information about the NANOG mailing list