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Re: 10GE access switch router

  • From: Scott McGrath
  • Date: Thu Sep 30 07:36:19 2004

Extreme makes such a device but it is not truly wirespeed i.e. it goes
wirespeed on ports associated with a particular ASIC but the ASIC to ASIC
links apparently cannot forward a full ASIC to another full ASIC without
dropping frames.  But that may be an academic concern and is unlikely to
happen in most network environments as most real world environments do not
generate sustained flows of hundreds of Gbytes as do research


                            Scott C. McGrath

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Frederic NGUYEN wrote:

> Is anyone of you awared of the existence of an access switch router (L2/L3) with GE interfaces and 10GE uplinks? I'm looking for
> something small (around 1U to 2U). Is there any vendor selling such a product?
> Thanks,
> Fred