Rick, there is probably not much inside the ASICs...the whole concept of software defined networks is that switch can be very simple like a cross-bar, has tons of very high speed IOs and all packet processing functions are done in very faast processor outside the switch core...we are moving back to cheap but dumb switches...Kris
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