[c-nsp] C6509 Fabric Switch Capacity

Adam Vitkovsky Adam.Vitkovsky at gamma.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 10:01:33 EST 2016

> Chris Knipe
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:31 PM
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 4:28 PM, Simon Lockhart <simon at slimey.org>
> wrote:
> > On Wed Jan 13, 2016 at 04:25:48PM +0200, Chris Knipe wrote:
> > > Whilst I can understand over subscription (and subsequent drops) on
> > > the WS-X6708, would the same hold true for the WS-X7604?
> >
> > The WS-X6704 has woefully underpowered ASICs on it. It has the dual
> > 20G bus connections, with two 10G ports on each, so on paper it's not
> > oversubscribed.
> >
> > However, you'll be lucky to get more than about 25Gbps aggregate
> > throughput through the blade.
> Ta!  Nexus it is then I suppose :-(
Of course Nexus -it has VOQs so no head of the line blocking on those boxes.


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