Low Cost 10G Router

Pavel Odintsov pavel.odintsov at gmail.com
Tue May 19 19:54:58 UTC 2015

What about L3 switches? You could receive full BGP table with Linux
BOX with ExaBGP, parse it and feed to L3 switch.

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Mel Beckman <mel at beckman.org> wrote:
> I've seen serious, unusual performance bottlenecks in Mikrotik CCR, in some cases not even achieving a gigabit speeds on 10G interfaces. Performance drops more rapidly then Cisco with smaller packet sizes.
>  -mel beckman
>> On May 19, 2015, at 12:28 PM, Justin Wilson - MTIN <lists at mtin.net> wrote:
>> I second the Mikrotik recommendation.  You don’t get support like you would with Cisco but it’s a solid product.
>> Justin
>> Justin Wilson j2sw at mtin.net
>> http://www.mtin.net  Managed Services – xISP Solutions – Data Centers
>> http://www.thebrotherswisp.com Podcast about xISP topics
>> http://www.midwest-ix.com Peering – Transit – Internet Exchange
>>> On May 19, 2015, at 3:16 PM, Keefe John <keefe-af at ethoplex.com> wrote:
>>> For about $1000 you could get a Mikrotik CCR1036-8G-2S+EM but it only has 2 SFP+ ports.
>>> http://routerboard.com/CCR1036-8G-2SplusEM
>>> Keefe
>>> 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

Sincerely yours, Pavel Odintsov

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