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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Power Consumption in High End Routing System
Meeting: NANOG54
Date / Time: 2012-02-08 11:30am - 12:15pm
This item is webcast
Room: California Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

LJ Wobker, Cisco

LJ Wobker is a member of the ASR 9000 System Architecture team at Cisco. He holds a B.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he also helped operate and redesign the engineering and campus-wide networks in the late 1990’s. A 15-year veteran at Cisco, he started in the Technical Assistance Center taking calls from angry customers, and has since spent time in the ISP support team, the GSR and CRS engineering and TME teams, the advanced services central engineering and design team, and finally in technical marketing for the ASR 9000. His focus is currently on the system infrastructure for the ASR 9000 and future platforms: including silicon roadmaps, power and mechanical requirements, and data plane/forwarding subsystems. He is also a scuba diver, a European history buff, and a US National Champion in formation skydiving.
Abstract: Power consumption and efficiency continues to be a major challenge in the networking industry. Current-generation products are increasingly constrained by the availability of power in both the developed and developing markets. While the unit power consumption (i.e. functionality per watt) continues to decrease, the rate of decrease is much lower than the explosion of bandwidth. This presentation discusses a number of topics related to power consumption in high-end routing/switching systems, with the primary goals being:

--educate network operators in the “physics” of system power consumption

--identify which performance metrics and requirements do and do not drive increased power consumption

--identify the mechanical/cooling impacts of system design

--discuss system hardware design challenges around power and cooling

--discuss the impact/costs of mechanical standards compliance (i.e. NEBS)
Files: youtubePower Consumption in High End Routing System
pdfWobker(PDF)
Sponsors: None.

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