Low Cost 10G Router

Ray Soucy rps at maine.edu
Wed May 20 13:08:01 UTC 2015

You're right I dropped down to the v2 for pricing reasons:

- Supermicro SuperServer 5017R-MTRF
- 4x SATA
- 8x DDR3
- 400W Redundant
- Eight-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v2 2.00GHz 20MB Cache (95W)
- 4 x SAMSUNG 2GB PC3-12800 DDR3-160
- 2 x 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM - 3.5" - Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYZ
- Supermicro System Cabinet Front Bezel CSE-PTFB-813B with Lock and Filter
- No Windows Operating System (Hardware Warranty Only, No Software Support)
- Three Year Warranty with Advanced Parts Replacement

FWIW I used Sourcecode as the system builder.  They've been great to work

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Joe Greco <jgreco at ns.sol.net> 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
> --
> Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
> "We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and]
> then I
> won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail
> spam(CNN)
> With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many
> apples.

Ray Patrick Soucy
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University of Maine System

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