[c-nsp] NCS-5001 - MPLS L3VPN Issue

Adam Vitkovsky Adam.Vitkovsky at gamma.co.uk
Tue Mar 1 10:12:33 EST 2016

> Mark Tinka [mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2:54 PM
> On 1/Mar/16 16:45, Adam Vitkovsky wrote:
> > Yeah right could be that,
> > Wondering if switching vendors would help last time I looked PTX had max
> 8x100GE LCs and only found 10x100GE on one NCS LC.
> > So I guess 1Tbps per LC is still a luxury in an MPLS router.
> And this is why I was curious why Cisco gave the NCS copper interconnect for
> the fabric.
> For now, seems like 1Tbps is the physical limit when using copper connectors.
> This means that Cisco may have to develop another router with an optical
> fabric to pass the 1Tbps/slot number (this is conjecture on my part, from the
> little I have gathered around this subject, so I could be wrong).
> Mark.
My understanding is that there are several links between the LC and the Fabric (e.g. Tomahawk LCs claim to support up to 14x115Gbps links)


        Adam Vitkovsky
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