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Re: 10GE router resource

  • From: Adrian Chadd
  • Date: Tue Mar 25 20:56:20 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008, Chris Grundemann wrote:

> To Ann's question on resources; I have only used Linux routers with 1G
> ports but have surpassed 10G total throughput (up+ down) using various
> dual proc set ups, most often Intel Xeon in Dell servers.  A gentlemen
> by the name of Martin Pels wrote a good paper on the subject early
> last year that can be found here:
>  He hit a wall at
> 700K pps and was using two dual core Intel Xeon 64bit 2.33GHz CPUs and
> 2GB of RAM in a Dell PowerEdge 1950.

Mike Tancsa did some benchmarking in late 2006:

I think things are slightly faster now but not because of a massive
change in software architecture.