Mellanox / Cumulus

Tom Hill tom at
Wed Nov 4 16:11:03 UTC 2020

On 04/11/2020 16:02, aaron1 at wrote:
> One of my CDN caching providers sent a Mellanox SN2700 with their
> servers.  Seems to be running well.  They manage them, I just give
> them rack, power, and a couple 10 gig links into my core

At this point, we may descend into a "what does SP mean" debate, but I
am not at all surprised that CDN providers would like the Spectrum
ASICs: they're excellent at pushing lots of bits, quickly.

Because they lack buffer-laden features (by design) a lot of SPs - say,
access ISPs - will stop and say, "What? This is a DC switch!"


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