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Li Finally Quits Procket

Tony Li appears to have finally quit Procket Networks Inc., the much-watched router company he founded. He broke the news in typical fashion, by posting a message on Light Reading late last night (see Re: The Daily Tony Report).

Coincidentally (?), the message is posted on a board relating to an article published in April 2002, covering rumors of Li's possible departure. In the article, an email from Li is quoted, in which he writes: "That rumor is patently false. I'm still exceedingly busy and have numerous responsibilities." (See Bigwigs out of Procket? )

Li made it clear in January that he was leaving Procket (see Li Quits Procket). Last night, he added a message to this article as well, addressing the pressing question: Is Tony Li GOD?. (His opinion? "No.")

Procket has not announced Li's departure, and Li is still listed as Procket's founder and chief scientist on its Website. Procket was unavailable for comment at press time, and Li hadn't responded to an email to his Procket address.

— Peter Heywood, Founding Editor, Light Reading

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dpb 12/5/2012 | 2:12:55 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket
I am not sure who has picked up any of the Intellectual Property, it would be interesting to find out.
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sigint 12/5/2012 | 2:13:00 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket dpb:
I am not sure who has picked up any of the Intellectual Property, it would be interesting to find out.
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List an email address and maybe I can let you know what I've heard.
stawdema 12/5/2012 | 2:13:06 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket Can LR please get rid of this mishaola
guy who seems to be spewing these Rolostar
messages non stop.
dpb 12/5/2012 | 2:13:09 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket >Is it true that Juniper bought the Allegro properties ?

I know they picked up the Allegro team in Bangalore and have since added to the staff. (They aquired a great team of people) I am not sure who has picked up any of the Intellectual Property, it would be interesting to find out.

-David Bannister
Indy_lite 12/5/2012 | 2:13:12 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket Is it true that Juniper bought the Allegro properties ?

Juniper bought Nexsi properties ?
vapa 12/5/2012 | 2:13:13 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket Sigint,

Everyone I know and kept in touch with has found a job one way or another.... Most (not all) Allegro empoloyees were excellent engineers, and I had no doubt they would find jobs soon.

P.S. I have an idea who OrderedSemaphore might be. :)
OrderedSemaphore 12/5/2012 | 2:13:14 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket As for being irrelevant I totally disagree. If the product existed today I would have an application for it in my network.

-David Bannister

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Damn, Dave... if only there were some VCs out there... As Jake and Elwood would say, "We're getting the band back together!".

Ah, if only it were that easy (cue sentimental music and flashbacks of happy engineers running through fields)...

Back to life, back to reality...
papabear 12/5/2012 | 2:13:22 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket Fujitsu layed off 124 people yesterday.

Their equipment sales are up but, their service sales are down.

Most of the 124 were in Customer support and E, F & I services.
dpb 12/5/2012 | 2:13:23 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket >Just an FYI dave and everyone, Allegro and their fabulous box >are no more and that is ALL that matters.

Agreed.

>Glad everyone there had such a great time wasting investor >money and building an irrelevant product.

Actually the management was very frugal with the investor's money. As for being irrelevant I totally disagree. If the product existed today I would have an application for it in my network.

-David Bannister
dpb 12/5/2012 | 2:13:24 AM
re: Li Finally Quits Procket >Did all these "discreet" routers share the same power supply, >fans, fabrics, etc.,?? Where was ttl decremented? Did it need a >physical cable between routers?

Redundant power, redundant fans, redundant control and data fabric. TTL was decremented in the network processor subsystem. No physical cable between routers. The real trick to building this box was to insure that no single user of the box could effect another and for all practical purposes that goal was met. We had a lot of smart people working on solving these problems and it was great to work with them. As for the box itself, I understand all of the hardware and software IP is for sale at a rather cheap price which should answer anyone's questions. Last I heard PJ Singh was brokering the deals for the group that retained the IP rights to the product.

>And can you enlighten us on what is "interesting" about >prockets product?

I found the network processor and overall system architecture to be interesting. Sorry but I can really give any detail here without violating the trust that has been established. I will say that it was refreshing to talk to people like Bill Lynch, he was completely open with what is going on inside the box. It is a big change to be able to count clock cycles with a vendor vs. the 'trust me it's on powerpoint, it must be true' approach.

-David Bannister
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