[c-nsp] Cisco 8000

Igor Sukhomlinov dvalinswamp at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 02:03:47 EST 2019

although built by the same people, IP belongs to totally different
companies with different market approaches.
Fingers crossed we'll see 8k not only cheaper than the broadcom based
options (inhouse built chips, like in good old days) but also much
better with support as well. it is a terrible disappointment when the
problem is located somewhere in the 3rd parties silicon or SDK.

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 5:26 PM Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 22:56, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> > Agreed - the NCS5500 looks like it will be around for quite some time.
> >
> > My main concern is the merchant silicon, which, granted, is not as big
> > an issue for a pure core use-case than if it were to go into the edge.
> > But still, something that keeps me up at night.
> I just don't understand this point, both NCS5500 and Cisco8k chips
> were essentially designed by the same people, because we call one
> 'merchant' (what ever that means) and one 'vendor' they somehow become
> fundamentally differently positioned?
> Cisco is selling SiliconOne/Pacific to facebook/msft et.al. who then
> build their own products using the silicon. Hopefully they'd be even
> more progressive and sell it to competitors to ensure market has other
> options than Jericho.
> --
>   ++ytti
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