fast blackplanes (was Re: Experience with SMC 8624T L2 switches and nics)

Eray Ozkural exa at
Wed Feb 26 15:21:02 EST 2003

On Wednesday 26 February 2003 18:50, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> Search on google for the Broadcom BCM5670. It's a 10 gig, 8 port chip
> you can use to build a full-speed, 80 port 1 gig switch. There are
> other, bigger parts that can be used for higher port counts. You can
> build stackable switches with it, or you can build a chassis. The only
> difference is that the first one has a funny "higig" cable that you
> hook between boxes, while the second hides the funny cable inside the
> chassis.

Are there any implementations using the chip that you would advise?


Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at>
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