Low Cost 10G Router
pavel.odintsov at gmail.com
Wed May 20 13:17:16 UTC 2015
Ray, I could suggest switch from multi physical CPU configuration to
single. Like Intel Xeon E5-1650/1660/1680 or even Xeon E3 platforms.
Because multi processor systems need really huge amount of knowledge
for NUMA configuration and PCI-E devices assignment for each NUMA.
Secondly, I could vote many times for Supermicro! :) Dell or HP are
really ugly systems for soft routers. CPU frequency tuning, PCM
debugging are real nightmare on this systems. Please beware of they!
Supermicro is very clear and do not block useful functions of platform.
On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Ray Soucy <rps at maine.edu> wrote:
> 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many
> Ray Patrick Soucy
> Network Engineer
> University of Maine System
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Sincerely yours, Pavel Odintsov
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