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stomper
stomper
12/5/2012 | 2:45:17 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
Pardon, but these numbers are incorrect.

I believe Procket has a max configuration of 96
10G ports per full rack.

Avici currently has a maximum of 40 10G ports per
full rack.

This works out to be 96/40, or 2.4X denser.
signmeup
signmeup
12/5/2012 | 2:45:16 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
stomper wrote:
"Pardon, but these numbers are incorrect.
Avici currently has a maximum of 40 10G ports per
full rack. This works out to be 96/40, or 2.4X denser."

Last time I checked, you couldn't run the TSR fully configured with 40 10G ports due to power constraints. Now this has been about a year since I really was involved with Avici, so things could have changed. I would like to hear the real answer if anyone knows it.

But yes, my math was faulty :)
newbee2002
newbee2002
12/5/2012 | 2:45:15 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
Here is what they said...

"Cash, marketable securities and long-term investments totaled $103.9 million at September 30, 2003, a $0.3 million increase over the June 30, 2003 balance."

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/031022...
clockme
clockme
12/5/2012 | 2:45:13 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
This is ridiculous battle ground, but how do I build a non-blocking Procket beyond 480Gbps without paying for many costly interconnect ports? Avici scales card-by-card into multiple Terabits using the same fabric built into the line card. I don't really care if I need to add ports into another rack as long as I don't need to cluster routers, paying for costly interconnect chassis or interfaces that don't make me money. Procket spent all that time cooking processors, but still can't believe that they don't have the correct solution.

As I build my really dense router and I want to reliably home my trunk ports onto multiple line cards, why do I need a 40Gig line card to add my extra port? I can't believe I needed to start with redundant 480Gbs switch fabrics. Same problem with Juniper, only worse when I need the X-matrix-trust-me-its-coming interconnect 1/2 rack fabric.

So, now I cried myself into a heavy discount to get that extra line card, business is good and I have one OC-192c, eight OC-48c, and ten OC-12c customers on it, and whoops, the line card fails.

I guess I would feel 2.4X denser having bought a Procket.
marionetteworks
marionetteworks
12/5/2012 | 2:45:12 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
There's one thing Avici has that Cisco, Juniper and Procket don't: hitless routing engine switchover, which includes BGP and LDP (Alcatel claimed to have this before they canned the 7770). For some people this may be more important than higher OC-192 density.
SPecial_Guy
SPecial_Guy
12/5/2012 | 2:45:11 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
That's awesome. I think someone needs to contact Ronald Hale-Evans from the 'User Comments' section and start a fan club for the founders of Hyperchip.

sg

lightweaving wrote:
Everyone seems to knock Hyperchip's management, but, hey, what did Tony Li or Larry Roberts ever invent anyway?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/v...
lightweaving
lightweaving
12/5/2012 | 2:45:11 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
Everyone seems to knock Hyperchip's management, but, hey, what did Tony Li or Larry Roberts ever invent anyway?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/v...
PO
PO
12/5/2012 | 2:45:09 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
Nortel still has folks in Billerica? I had feared they all suffered the fate of many, and were stuck following all the Headcount threads.
tekweeny
tekweeny
12/5/2012 | 2:45:09 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
If Nortel acquires anyone in the IP space it will probably be Avici. Not because of Avici's technology (which is now very antiquated; they better have a nextgen, and soon) but because of their close location and connections to Nortel's IP brains over in Billerica.
Tony Li
Tony Li
12/5/2012 | 2:45:08 AM
re: Nortel/Avici: Getting Together?
Everyone seems to knock Hyperchip's management, but, hey, what did Tony Li or Larry Roberts ever invent anyway?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/v...

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Nothing that cute, I'll grant you. ;-)

Tony
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