core router bakeoff at Light Reading

(apologies for cross-posting)

Readers of this list may be interested
in the results of a four-vendor
core router bakeoff just posted here:

Each vendor supplied:

up to 12 x OC-192c
up to 48 x OC-48c

The entries were:

Charlotte's Networks Aranea-1
Cisco 12416
Foundry NetIron
Juniper M160

Tests included:

IP baselines
MPLS baselines
BGP table capacity
MPLS LSP capacity
longest-match lookup
route flapping
route convergence
class of service

There's also a discussion of packet reordering.

David Newman
Network Test