New Equipment - Anybody try'em?

Douglas Jardine sez:

Also is anybody out there trying to build backbones out of all the
new Gigabit ethernet gear being announced? At first glance, it seems
to me that these layer 2/3 products are capable of Interior routing,
besides switching at mosnstrous speed.

FWIW, Don Becker has written Linux drivers for the Packet Engines card.
See for
code. He spoke of it briefly at a LUG meeting. Operative words were
"WOW" I think.