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Cisco Misrepresents Results of First Independent Test of Core Routers

  • From: Robert Beverly
  • Date: Thu Mar 15 09:23:32 2001

Appologies if some of you have already seen this.

Cisco reached some interesting conclusions from this test 
in their press release:

  http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/010314/0647.html

stating that their 12416 performed the best.  Lightreading
issued a subsequent warning about the inaccuracies of Cisco's 
statement:

http://www.bigcharts.com/news/articles.asp?newsid=776376576&symb=JNPR&sid=150116

rob

> Readers of this list may be interested 
> in the results of a four-vendor 
> core router bakeoff just posted here:
> 
> http://lightreading.com/testing
> 
> Each vendor supplied:
> 
> up to 12 x OC-192c 
> up to 48 x OC-48c 
> 
> The entries were: 
> 
> Charlotte's Networks Aranea-1
> Cisco 12416
> Foundry NetIron
> Juniper M160
> 
> Tests included:
> 
> IP baselines
> MPLS baselines
> BGP table capacity
> MPLS LSP capacity
> longest-match lookup
> route flapping
> route convergence
> filtering
> class of service
> 
> There's also a discussion of packet reordering.





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