100G - Whitebox

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sun Aug 20 16:07:07 UTC 2017

> On Aug 20, 2017, at 08:45, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> Any particular hardware platforms to go towards or avoid? Broadcom Tomahawk seems to be quite popular with varying control planes. LINX went Edgecore, which was on my list given my experience with other Accton brands. Fiberstore has a switch where they actually publish the pricing vs. a bunch of mystery. 

Tomahawk and tomahawk 2 have precious little in the form of packet packet buffer (e.g. As little as 4 x 4MB for original tomahawk) which might be a problem in a environment where you need to rate convert 100G attached peers to a big bundle of 10s).

White box Broadcom dnx / jericho is somewhat less common but does exist.

That 40s are less popular I think is no surprise. They were / are largely consigned to datacenter applications.

> Thoughts? 
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