[c-nsp] ASR 1k vs 9k as a non-transit BGP router with full tables?

Łukasz Bromirski lukasz at bromirski.net
Thu Aug 3 18:52:19 EDT 2017


> On 3 Aug 2017, at 10:39, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
>> ‘HX’ versions are current-gen, newest boxes, that can use
>> RP3 and up to 64GB of RAM. For fixed options there are 1001HX and 1002HX
>> as of now and they scale up to 16GB of physical RAM (1001HX)
>> and 32GB of physical RAM (1002HX).[1]
> So just to clarify, the fixed -HX units are all RP3-based, yes?

Sorry, mixed couple of things in one paragraph. To clarify my clarification:

- RP1 is PowerPC based, long gone, not very bad, but FIB programming
for example was not stellar in terms of speed

- RP2 and RP3 are x86 64-bit capable, with RP3 only recently getting
support in 16.3 train which may be showstopper for some of you

- RP2 supports maximum of 16GB, while RP3 supports up to 64GB

- 1001HX in terms of RP performance envelope is closer to 1002X, so
RP2 based system; fixed configs have usually slightly scaled down Xeons
inside to meet more restrictive temperature environment

- 1002HX RP performance is around that of RP2, however in some
scenarios can be 20-25% faster; again, fixed platform having it’s own
requirements that are absent in fully modular chassis and more powerful
fans and cooling capabilities

- the ‘HX’ series currently consist only of 1001HX and 1002HX, so both
fixed platforms with some modularity included; there are no HX fully
modular chassis, so my comment above was misleading in terms of
1001HX/1002HX supporting RP3 - they simply can’t


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