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RE: is there a market for this?
On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Jacques Vidrine wrote: > FWIW, I can't confirm this at this second, but I believe that at least > the cisco 7200 series routers have a three PCI bus backplane. And it is > claimed to support an OC-3c VIP2 port adapter, although I haven't put > mine in action to try yet (and when I do I won't be running anywhere > near 155 Mbps anyway). A single VIP2 port adapter can only connect to > one of the three buses, so presumably cisco believes that PCI is up to > the task. I don't know what the clockrate is, and I don't know if it > is 32-bit or 64-bit. I'm pretty sure the 7200's bridged 3 PCI buses are the fast PCI bus, clocking at 533 MBps, but just because they come out with an interface for a box doesn't meant that that box can realistically support it. It's not unheard of for vendors to come out with a box that you can over subscribe. 7200's max throughput is about 3-4 DS3s.. Also, 7200s don't have VIP2s. 7200 is basically a VIP2 in a chassis. -dorian