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Re: sell shell accounts?

  • From: Dorian R. Kim
  • Date: Fri Jul 19 18:57:05 1996

On Fri, 19 Jul 1996, Avi Freedman wrote:

> I assume that the mondo-routers have a switching engine, and the
> only job of the main CPU/gated combo is to feed the current idea
> of the best next-hop/interface to the engine.

Current mondo-routers like Netstar uses a switch fabric to parallelise
switching. It becomes pretty obvious that at OC-N speeds current serial
backplane architecture doesn't scale

Handling routing updates, unlike switching packets, is more a function of CPU
and software routines.

-dorian

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