[j-nsp] Multi Core on JUNOS?

Saku Ytti saku at ytti.fi
Thu Oct 8 11:13:20 EDT 2015

On 3 October 2015 at 03:41, Olivier Benghozi
<olivier.benghozi at wifirst.fr> wrote:


> I have heard that:
> 1) forget it about PowerPC CPUs (MX 80/104).

This is shame, but completely understandable, give customers couple
more years on old kit or force them to buy new kit? I'm afraid maybe
no HW of current generation will get SMP support. I'm sure marketing
is pondering lot how many customers would switch vendor versus how
many customers would just buy new next-gen hardware when deciding
which platforms to target for SMP.

I honestly believe that SMP is weekend project for single developer on
JunOS now that they've remedied the underlaying FreeBSD issues. Fixing
rpd mess is certainly big deal. But just affinity to put RPD on its
own core and rest on the other core on MX80/MX104 should be terribly

Even radar plans for RPD + threads is far cry from what other vendors
are doing already with SMP on XR, EOS and particularly TimOS. But
still very nice that JNPR is finally doing something.


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