Ungodly packet loss rates

Oh, well.

You do not need 2 or whatever Gbps backplanes to build
terabit per second networks.

       Correct. I've got a terabit network on my desk right now.
       Its kind of simple and doesn't scale well... only two ports.
       But what can you expect from strands of fiber... :slight_smile:


No, gigabit backplanes are not necessary for _routing IP_ at tbps.
It can be done without fancy silicon. I talked that thru with
many people and they agree that there is at least one way to build
a tbps router in a basement. Software is a different matter, though.