[Beowulf] Re: switching capacity terminology confusion

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Sep 15 19:21:11 EDT 2009


On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 05:52:07PM -0500, Rahul Nabar wrote:

> "Forwarding Rate 131 Mpps"  How does that tie in to the big picture?

Most layer 3 devices are not capable of forwarding full line-rate
traffic of tiny packets. You should go hunt down a lab report on
switch testing to see these kinds of details discussed.

-- g

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