[j-nsp] Multi Core on JUNOS?

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 11:33:32 EDT 2015


You seem to be very familiar with the major routing vendors implementations
on SMP. Do you consider the lack of SMP support on Juniper a reason not to
go with Juniper until implemented. Particularly interested to hear about
JunOS vs TimOS.

On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:

> On 3 October 2015 at 03:41, Olivier Benghozi
> <olivier.benghozi at wifirst.fr> wrote:
> Hey,
> > 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
> trivial.
> 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.
> --
>   ++ytti
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