GigaRouter (Was Re: Cisco as Big Brother))

Ok, now we are building a OC3 and DS3 backbone and a PC can't come close
to the PPS a cisco or NetStar can. My only question is should I go with
the NetStar/Cascade or just cisco network?

Nathan Stratton CEO, NetRail, Inc. Tracking the future today!

A high PPS rate is not the goal here, it's the system performance of
the total network that counts. Some boxes with high PPS numbers have
no buffers, so they get outperformed by a PC, even thus the PC can't
push that many packets.

I would not be surprised if a dual Pentium box outperforms one of
the most common routers....