[e2e] Papers on router performance

Craig Partridge craig at aland.bbn.com
Tue Feb 22 09:22:42 PST 2005


This is a fun question but you have to refine it.

If you are saying, "what can be done on current CISCO/JUNIPER hardware"
I don't know of any papers, but I know lots of folks who can probably
answer the question.

If you are asking, "what could routers do?" the answer is, generally, not
an absolute, but rather a matter of "how much money do you have?"  In
general, hardware can be built to run at line rate, and then you simply
build deeper and deeper pipelines to fit in all the functionality you


In message <421B3F13.2000306 at inescporto.pt>, Filipe Abrantes writes:

>Does someone know any papers or practical studies on router (hardware) 
>performance limitations - specially about its performance when they have 
>to examine certain fields on IP or network header on a per-packet basis.
>For instance, what is the maximum output bandwidth when it has to 
>examine the TOS field in each incoming packet.
>Hope I could make my self clear and
>Thanks for your help
>Filipe Lameiro Abrantes
>INESC Porto
>Campus da FEUP
>Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
>4200-465 Porto
>Phone: +351 22 209 4266
>E-mail: fla at inescporto.pt

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