New Switches with Broadcom StrataDNX
colton.conor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 18:01:52 UTC 2016
As a follow up to this post, it look like the Arista 7500R series has this
new chip inside of it.
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Jeff Tantsura <jeff.tantsura at ericsson.com>
> That's right, logic is in programming chips, not their property. You just
> need to know what to program ;-)
> > On Jan 19, 2016, at 10:10 PM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> >> On 20/Jan/16 00:17, Phil Bedard wrote:
> >> Good point, there are many people looking at what I call FIB
> optimization right now. The key is having the programmability on the
> device to make it happen. Juniper/Cisco support it using policies to
> filter RIB->FIB and I believe both also do per-NPU/PFE localized FIBs now.
> I am not sure if that’s something supported on this new Broadcom chipset.
> Depends on your network of course and where you are looking to position the
> > I don't think the FIB needs to have specific support for selective
> > programming.
> > I think that comes in the code to instruct the control plane what it
> > should download to the FIB.
> > Cisco's and Juniper's support of this is on FIB that has been in
> > production long before the feature became available. It was just added
> > to code.
> > Mark.
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