Spokane, Wash.--Dec. 18, 1997--Packet Engines, Inc. (Spokane) demonstrated the PE-4884 Gigabit Routing Switch performing wire-speed routing on 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports across 1.44 million subnet route addresses at last week's GigNet 97 High Speed LAN Solutions Expo in San Jose.
The aggregate routing performance of the PE-4884 in this configuration is more than 35 million packets per second.
The PE-4884 was configured with 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, each connected to a NetCom Systems SmartBits. Each port was configured with 60,000 subnet addresses, for a total of 1.44 million addresses. The NetCom Systems SmartBits generated 24 continuous streams of standard Ethernet IP packets and sent them to each port ofthe PE-4884, which in turn routed each packet to the designated address.
The PE-4884 Gigabit Routing Switch is designed to meet the current and future demands of enterprise network backbones. The switch provides non-blocking capacity for 52 Gbps of bandwidth, supporting full loads on up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports or 240 Fast Ethernet ports. It supports up to 64,000 MAC or IP addresses per port and provides wire-speed Layer 3 routing and Layer 4 filtering and forwarding for IPv4, IPv6, and IPX traffic.
The PE-4884 has a routing throughput of more than 35 million packets per second and a backplane routing capacity of greater than 70 million packets per second. The switch can route based on a matrix of Layer 3 and Layer 4 attributes providing broadcast containment/suppression, and advanced filtering and forwarding for comprehensive accounting, fire-walling and security. The PE-4884 also offers a broad range of connectivity options with interfaces forGigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, FDDI, SONET, and ATM.
Also at GigNet, Packet Engines and The Tolly Group performed benchmark tests in which the Packet Engines G-NIC Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) operated at over 420 Mbps running Microsoft Windows NT Workstation and Server 4.0, on a CarreraComputers Alpha-based system, earning the G-NIC a "Tolly Verified" designation.
Packet Engines' G-NIC is a high performance Gigabit Ethernet NIC for 32-bit and 64-bit PCI bus computers. The G-NIC is designed with a range of features to maximize performance and host CPU availabilityin high-end servers and workstations. The G-NIC is ideally suited for Intranets, server clusters, graphics systems, fast back-ups, and other demanding specialized applications. When used in conjunction with Packet Engines' FDR Gigabit Ethernet hubs or Gigabit Ethernet switches, the G-NICs support higher overall network performance.
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