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RE: 10GE router resource
> FPGAs can be used to do both SRAM and TCAMs. All that is needed > is an FPGA board with 10G or a 10G card with an FPGA on it. The Xilinx Virtex family can already do 10G, if you are into FPGA development (I seem to recall the first Xilinx FPGA that could do 10G was 4-5 years ago; forever in Moore's law). Other vendors have equivalent parts. And the Xilinx family has an available PowerPC core. I seem to recall a couple of vendors making available a (micro)Linux kernel for running on same. All the hardware you need for building your own 10G router. Just add FPGA development resources, some planar board design, and software.