[j-nsp] Thoughts on MX80 v MX104 RE performance
juniper-nsp at ml.karotte.org
Thu Apr 23 07:47:18 EDT 2015
* Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> [2015-04-22 17:03]:
> > I think that we will see an Intel CPU based RE on MX104 in the future.
> > It just doesn't make sense to have one PPC platform for which custom
> > code must be written. The MX80 will probably go EOL in that case.
> Juniper has tons of non-intels, most of them PPC. All switches, ACX, SRX
> (cavium, ppc, intel), I don't expect JNPR will reap any significant OPEX
> savings by killing of PPC MX.
Aren't the new QFX boxes Intel? Nevertheless I only had MX in mind.
And there PPC makes no sense IMHO. It's just way too slow with JunOS.
> Even in Intel MX boxes, your linecard CPU is still PPC, so stuff like message
> passing RP<->LC CPU without worrying about endianness never was viable.
But I would assume that it would make the codebase for RE more
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