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Re: Internet II is coming...
Deepak Jain <email@example.com> wrote: >I suspect that they will be going completely switched and have very few >total points on the whole network (depending on what configuration they >go to). A network of OC12s or OC48s in a redundant star will have >significant performance benefits because 1) no routing, or very symmetric >routing. Except for what is in the center. Or is piling trouble into one place makes less of it? I guess just opposite. >2) very low latency <8ms coast to coast I'd suspect. Sure, dude. Faster than light networks are coming. FYI, latency in rouetrs in the existing backbones is only about 15% of wire dalays. >3) priority queues, quality of service, reserved bandwidth, etc. And nice salaries to the activists and "research" grants for something any qualified network engineer knows as A-B-C. >I am not even touching the Mae-East at 30% fantasy. All I know is that the >UUNet <--> Sprint OC3 private connect at Tysons Corner is at better than >24Mbits average and mostly limited to router CPU problems. FYI, that interconnect _is_ a part of planned extension of MAE-East which is conviniently located next to Tysons Corner (Tysons Corner is a shopping mall). The ablility to bypass shared medium by simply dragging a 10' piece of cable is why the colocated IXP architecture was selected in the first place. --vadim - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -