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Re: Force10 Gear - Opinions
Standard benchmarketing. Not that I blame Cisco or EANTC for that, since they were debunking some benchmarketing done by Force10 and Tolly, but consider the source (and follow the money) when reading any "independent" test and what that means for accuracy.
Having delved a bit deeper into F10's "partitioning" scheme, actually, it's not as flexible as one might hope.
There are a very small number of relatively large pages and you have to partition on page boundaries
which leaves you with only limited flexibility when it comes to the CAM partitioning.
Bottom line, in a few years, everyone carrying full tables with F10 gear will probably need to
upgrade all of their line cards to quad-cam.
Another thing to note (as near as I can tell, this applies to all vendors). All line cards will function
only at the lowest common denominator line card CAM level.
IOW, if you have single, dual, and quad-cam cards in your F10 chassis, they'll all act like