Re: IPv6 adoption
On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, Bolan Meek wrote:
> > This is not completely true.. Modern high end ciscos have a CPU and
> > a few FPGAs. The FPGAs are hardware devices that do all the extermely high
> > speed switching required, the CPU mearly configures and monitors the FPGAs.
> Are we confusing the router module with the switching hub modules? I'm
> familiar with Cisco 5500, 6000, used in Intranets, with ?x100B-TX
Nope, the really high speed routers use switching, once a route is
computed by the CPU the gate arrays store that route and just switch
This is sometimes called layer 3 switching IIRC.
> > Linux has routing capabilities, but it won't compare to a cisco if you try
> > to feed it 8 gigabit ethernet lines :>
> Hmmm... I'd like to come up with benchmarks for SMP Linux/Alpha or even
> PIII on PC120 (?) for top throughput... or, has someone already done
64bit PCI tops out at some 2.3GBit so it isn't even feasable to do on a