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What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router?

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the hope-they-changed-the-passwords dept.

The Internet 344

enodev writes "Cisco announces today it's new 'Carrier routing system' For a price tag starting at $450,000 it's able to route up to 92 Tbps. It also features IOS-XR and the first optical OC-768c/STM-256c optical Interface." update changed TBps to Tbps and suddenly things seemed less cool ;)

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More Than a First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Shazzman (656506) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246603)

Let's keep comments on topic and avoid any posts others might find offensive.

Yhanks.

Re:More Than a First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246637)

Do you honestly think that you're going to get Karma for repeatedly posting this?

Re:More Than a First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246673)

Nope.

I know exactly what I'd do (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246604)

I begins with 'p' and ends with 'r0n'.

Re:I know exactly what I'd do (5, Funny)

savagedome (742194) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246665)

ends with 'r0n'

Not to be picky but it starts with r0n and ends with Jeremy :D

*ducks*

Re:I know exactly what I'd do (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246676)

Man, that is what I was going to say!!!

Re:I know exactly what I'd do (2, Funny)

baudilus (665036) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246732)

We assume the following is true:

nerds : bandwidth :: crackheads : crack

Now we assume that I have the kind of bandwidth that makes this router useful. And we all know what crackheads will do for crack...

</sarcasm>

Re:I know exactly what I'd do (2, Funny)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246771)

It would be pretty fun to use it for pissing off RIAA big time too.

More info.... (5, Informative)

Mz6 (741941) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246605)

Well, I was going to comment and see what, if anything, Juniper Networks [juniper.net] was going to come out with but I found a NYTimes article to answer it otherwise [nytimes.com] . Here's a snippet:

"Juniper Networks has individual routers that are at least as fast, but the company cannot combine as many routers to ultimately produce the same speeds, according to Chris Nicoll, a telecommunications industry analyst with Current Analysis, a research firm."

and more....

"The new router design is the first developed by Cisco that allows several routers to be connected, according to the company. A single router would be able to transmit data at 1.2 terabits a second. But as many as 72 routers can be hooked together to send data at 92 terabits a second, far faster than any router sold now. In telecommunications, data transfer is usually measured in bits per second. A terabit is one trillion bits. "

re: more info.... (1)

ed.han (444783) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246635)

so who are the early adopters besides ISPs, governments and financial services? are there any?

ed

Re:More info.... (5, Funny)

Rhubarb Crumble (581156) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246662)

"The new router design is the first developed by Cisco that allows several routers to be connected, according to the company. A single router would be able to transmit data at 1.2 terabits a second. But as many as 72 routers can be hooked together to send data at 92 terabits a second, far faster than any router sold now."

I have this weird image of a pile 72 routers being daisy-chained serially, with the insanely grinning salesman standing next to it saying "Look! If you connect them to each other they go twice as fast! It goes up to 11!"

Now that gold-plated high-speed modem cable will finally come in handy!

Re:More info.... (-1, Redundant)

magefile (776388) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246720)

It goes up to 11!"

Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder? Because this goes up to 11.

Re:More info.... (1)

mousehouse (610712) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246800)

actually i heard that Juniper themselves are also working on this 'model' to scale the performance by bundling M320's (ehhh, i think that was the typedef) together to ... etc etc etc i wonder if there's a short-term market for this. over here in Europe all but some of the T1 carriers have died, and the ones living are not investing that heavily. would like to config one of these beasts though! just one! ahhhhhhh.... pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaase?

first posts (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246609)

i'd get first posts a lot faster. lolololol

Re:first posts (1)

Shazzman (656506) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246632)

Looks like you need it. Better luck next time.

I would... (0, Redundant)

cassidyc (167044) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246610)

leech pr0n

Re:I would... (5, Funny)

Rosyna (80334) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246641)

Yeah, is there any other thing to do with that much bandwidth? You could get porn at such high resolution you can see the ingrown hairs on the porn "actress'" butt.

"My bunghole itches. Is it because I am a girl?"

Re:I would... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246761)

ingrown hairs on the porn "actress'" butt

Thanks for this image in my head now. This is going to take some serious alcohol to flush out of my head. And its only Tuesday. Baaahhaaaa.

Re:I would... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246669)

download the internet

what would I do? (5, Funny)

mrhandstand (233183) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246616)

Route traffic.

Re:what would I do? (1)

Trigun (685027) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246706)

A student of Occham, I see.

Brilliant!

Re:what would I do? (1)

Sardak (773761) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246731)

What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router?

I'd wish I had hardware that could utilize 92 TBps of bandwidth.

Re:what would I do? (3, Interesting)

SnowDeath (157414) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246789)

Finally be able to play a 16 player lan game of quake AND any other game without the other game suffering...

Various uses (4, Funny)

chendo (678767) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246618)

Horny bastard: Porn. Lots of porn.

Script kiddie: OMG I CAN DOS PPL!!!!!!!111111111oneone

Pirate: Warez, and other assorted treasures.

CowboyNeal: Hey, we can use it to host slashdot!

I would be very, very pissed... (4, Funny)

jbarr (2233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246622)

...because my home network equipment only has 100Mbps adapters, and I can't afford to upgrade them all.

I would (5, Insightful)

Achoi77 (669484) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246623)

Sell it for $450,000. Then get a house.

Re:I would (-1, Redundant)

rhs98 (513802) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246724)

In soviet russia, the router sells YOU!!!

Re:I would (1)

baudilus (665036) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246791)

You'd have to buy it for $450,000 first. Cut out the middleman and buy the house now.

Obvious (0, Redundant)

Bros (465955) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246624)

Lets talk about p0rn!

I know what I'm gonna do (2, Funny)

6Yankee (597075) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246627)

Hang it off the back of my 56k modem, what do you think I'm gonna do with it? Sheesh!

I would... (-1, Redundant)

Joseph Vigneau (514) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246628)

I would sell it to a telecommunications copmany for 25% off- I'd rather have the money than the router.

Mercatur Mon Amour (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246633)

Mercatur is just the sexiest woman in the world.

Is it her ample bosom?

Is it her coquettish smirk?

Is it her hourglass figure?

Is it her fine ass?

Is it her smooth, luxurious legs?

I don't know... all I know is that I have a boner now.

Cum join me.

www.mercatur.net

What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router? (5, Funny)

perrinkog (536087) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246634)

"What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router?"

Pinky : "Gee, Brain what do you want to do tonight?"
Brain : "The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world!"

But... (0, Troll)

dioscaido (541037) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246638)

... does the router have DRM?

Re:But... (4, Funny)

CaptnMArk (9003) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246714)

TCP/IP over OpenGL over DRM?

Re:But... (1)

Fearless Freep (94727) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246750)

...over carrier pigeon

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246762)

I would imagine it does:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/tech/tk583/tk 79 9/tech_design_guides_list.html

that could (3, Funny)

cassidyc (167044) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246642)

pump out a lot of spam...

Failing that with enough filespace it could server an awful lot of mp3/ogg/aac

CJC

Re:that could (3, Funny)

Fearless Freep (94727) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246708)

pump out a lot of spam...

from that Windows-based supercomputer...

Re:that could (4, Funny)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246740)

pump out a lot of spam...
And someone modded this "Interesting". I think you've given someone an idea. May God save our inboxes...

What would I do? (0, Redundant)

shird (566377) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246645)

At $450,000? I would sell it of course.

A 100Mbits router is sufficient for me, I could make a lot more use of 450,000 bucks.

Not IOS though (3, Interesting)

sphealey (2855) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246646)

Interestingly however it does not use IOS. Which brings up several questions: is Cisco going to start replacing IOS with redesigned-from-scratch (watch out for second system effect!)? Or will they maintain two routing software bases, IOS and whatever the new one is called? Will this be an issue from either a marketing or technical/CCIE perspective?

sPh

Re: Not IOS though ??? IOS XR ?????? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246773)

IOS XR ? Not IOS? Hmm. The White Paper says...

Re: Not IOS though (4, Informative)

CAIMLAS (41445) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246830)

Did you bother to even look at the site? Nooo of course not. From the site:

The Cisco CRS-1 is powered by Cisco IOS XR Software, a unique self-healing and self-defending operating system designed for always-on operation while scaling system capacity up to 92 Tbps.

Click on "Cisco IOS XR" and you get:

Q. What is Cisco IOS XR Software?

A. Cisco IOS XR Software is the newest member of the Cisco IOS Software Family. Cisco IOS XR has been developed to address the requirements for scale, availability, and service flexibility which arise from the creation of converged packet infrastructures that consolidate voice, video, and data services. Cisco IOS XR Software has been specifically optimized to take advantage of the massively distributed processing capabilities of the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System.


Why do you even bother posting? I wouldn't think it's for karma whoring - such a low UID isn't likely to partake in such things unless adicted. It certainly isn't to contribute quality material to the discussion, either.

Re: Not IOS though (2, Informative)

vangilder (589215) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246843)

An article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday [wsj.com] mentioned that they were getting rid of IOS in favor of something more "user-friendly." Their big competition is Juniper and, in order to sell more boxen (routen?) they have had to answer to complaints about IOS. Also, the article mentioned that IOS wass getting to be around 15e6 lines of code, and was impossible to maintain. Yay for a free market where consumers can actually vote with thier wallet and compaines have to respond or someone else will.

hrm... (4, Funny)

morgajel (568462) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246650)

Make a CD Case? [dailynews.com]

actually, I just hook it up in my apartment and not tell anyone- then the next lan party I host not get complaints that my network is too slow.
(bastards.)

[AC]What I would do. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246653)

Route all the 'shock sites' through it, goatse, tubgirl, trollse, you name it.

I'm not sure if I would have to get another router though, they generate a lot of traffic already.

Re:[AC]What I would do. (1)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246774)

This convinced me we do have a need for a space based freakin' laser cannon.

Damn YOU! (1, Funny)

hot_Karls_bad_cavern (759797) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246663)

My cable modem choked on just downloading those specs (and that pricetag)!!! O_o

Now it's huddled in the corner crying about "too much pressure to perform" or some such crap! Thanks a lot you insensitive clod!

STM256! (2, Interesting)

REBloomfield (550182) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246666)

"It also features IOS-XR and the first optical OC-768c/STM-256c optical Interface."

I'm studying Optical transmissions at the moment, and just getting my head around how bytes were interleaved and mapped across AU's, TUG's etc in *one* STM was a stretch enough, (the diagrams are nuts), and now there's an STM2565! That's a bloody lot of multiplexing....

Bet they're glad they don't use PDH anymore....

Beowulf Cluster (1)

The Wooden Badger (540258) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246667)

I mean, really, is there any other obvious choice on slashdot, besides pr0n of course?

Careful (5, Funny)

choas (102419) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246668)

Now you guys please be careful not to /. Cisco :)

After Much Deliberation.... (4, Funny)

bfg9000 (726447) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246670)

... I'd sell it and buy an Aston Martin. I'm not THAT much of a geek -- big routers just don't attract the babes the way I'd like.

Re:After Much Deliberation.... (1, Funny)

prescot6 (731593) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246741)

big routers just don't attract the babes the way I'd like.

You must be using them wrong.

Re:After Much Deliberation.... (5, Funny)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246797)

You know, each time I see some guy driving one those cars I can't help feeling sorry for him for the size of his "router".

Handle a slashdot effect? (1)

Sadiq (103621) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246671)

Handle a slashdot effect to your product information pages?

Or not...

Hopefully Comcast (-1, Offtopic)

magefile (776388) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246672)

Will block customers using these before it starts worrying about potential zombies!

The Answer is Obvious... (1)

Kittoa (218844) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246674)

Denial of Service attack on the entire internet. ;)

-Alex

host.... (1)

cassidyc (167044) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246675)

the worlds biggest game of counterstrike. All those players on one server, teamkilling and camping like nothing on earth.

doesn`t it sound great

CJC

What Would I Do with a 92 TBps Router? (1)

crashnbur (127738) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246680)

I I wasn't looking for a faster NIC, higher-quality cabling, a new ISP, and probably an all new place to live just to use the damn thing, I'd probably be looking for a way to sell it discreetly and anonymously -- because I'm certain I lack the means to acquire one legally.

The same thing we do with every router, Pinky... (0, Redundant)

mog (22706) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246682)

Try to take over the world!

What would I do.... (1, Funny)

wpiman (739077) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246685)

Why- I would heat my house with it of course. Anyone have any numbers on the power consumption of this beast?

Re:What would I do.... (1)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246816)

It's power consumption isn't that high. It's only 1 StaNPO (Standard nuclear powerplant output).

Terabits, not terabytes (5, Informative)

jfengel (409917) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246689)

It's a small point, but the article calls it 92 Tbps, not 92 TBps. Which means its really 19 terabytes per second, which works out to some ungodly number of libraries of congress per fortnight. Either way, it's a lot.

Re:Terabits, not terabytes (5, Funny)

prescot6 (731593) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246782)

...the article calls it 92 Tbps, not 92 TBps. Which means its really 19 terabytes per second.

Psh.. only 19 terabytes? I _was_ excited, but now...

:)

Obligatory grammar nazi (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246691)

Cisco announces today it's new 'Carrier routing system'

It's "its," not "it's!" Sometimes I think the grammar behind this is starting to devolve... or at least I'm having difficulty parsing it now.

Get your units right (3, Informative)

dsanfte (443781) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246692)

Terabits/sec (Tbps), not Terabytes/sec (TBps).

I'm not surprised some moron doesn't know his units, especially when it's mentioned in the article and placed in its proper notation. I'm surprised the EDITORS refuse to change it to be factual.

Who would need this? (1)

tfbastard (782237) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246694)

Looks like overkill for most uses I can imagine, except perhaps for linking two extremely transfer-happy facilities together.

What I would do.... (4, Funny)

michael path (94586) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246696)

The first thing I'd do is set it up for use with my Cable Modem connection.

Immediately, I'd notice it wouldn't work.

Then I'd call up my technical support for the cable service, and tell them I couldn't connect.

They would have me unplug the modem from the "PC", shut down my computer, and reboot it. It wouldn't work.

Then they'd have me cycle the cable modem.

Then they'd ask me if I had a router. I would say "Yeah, I do bitches! I got me a Cisco 92TBps. Cost me almost a half-mil, but it's sooo cool!"

Then they'd tell me it was unsupported, to which I'd respond I would wedge that pizza box sideways up their asses.

THE END

Just like the t-shirt says... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246700)

I read your email.

-Big Brother

I have one already. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246701)

Cisco gave my company one for half price. We host an online game. If you want to check out the stats for the router, click here [kingsofchaos.com]

You have to click a number when you go in, it prevents other websites from linking directly to it.

The router has been pretty awesome, I'd reccomend it for anyone!

I would just go about everything like normal. (3, Insightful)

Hopelessness (742112) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246702)

I would pretend there were enough other people out there with high speeds to make this even remotely useful.

IOS XR is QNX (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246705)

Who says you can't get performance from a microkernel [qnx.com] ?

This was the product whose internal development code name was HFR (Huge Fscking Router).

Sweet!

p.s.
Note the other key word "self-healing".

slashdot (5, Funny)

kjeldor (146944) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246710)

I would...
for the first time ever...
*gasps*
attempt to slashdot slashdot.

Volumetric Video feed with collision detection. (1)

stephenisu (580105) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246711)

Well, with all of that bandwidth, I would imagine that volumetric data feeds of realtime sources with collision detection at high rez could be sent uncompressed, both ways.

This could be quite usefull in the medical field for say, exploratory surgeries. Collision detection could exist 3 dimentionally instead of the current 1D point sensors.

Nurse Jameson, this is Dr. Peter North calling, is the patient prepped for the 'probe'?

Re:Volumetric Video feed with collision detection. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246770)

Probe?

You _have_ seen our goatse friend here?

This is not the router you're looking for.

72TBps? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246712)

That is quite a lot, I don't think my P2 333MHz would be able to handle it. What are they using for it, a beowulf cluster or a cray supercomputer with subatomic transistors?

What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router? (1, Funny)

kemapa (733992) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246715)

Compete for the X-Prize with it?

*ducks*

Re:What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router? (1)

Fearless Freep (94727) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246728)

Now, how do you put a router in orit?

Re:What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router? (1)

kemapa (733992) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246739)

Throw it, naturally.

What Would Wormy Do? (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246722)

I'd host a beowulf cluster of Unreal Tournament 2004 servers with 32-player maps.

I'd take the router and... (1)

edgedmurasame (633861) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246726)

lease it out to a large company, and actually make some money off it. At the end of the lease, I might actually have enough money to connect my own stuff to it, as well as to live off of.

Is this right? (1)

medley (714690) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246734)

TBps = TeraBytes per second Tbps = Terabits per second?

streaming (1)

Leadmagnet (685892) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246747)

Lots and Lots of porn

Finding uses... (2, Insightful)

chuckcolby (170019) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246751)

I'd probably use it to prop open my door or somethng. Maybe set a coffee pot atop it. The problem with a Tbps router is that you'd need to feed it traffic.

And why do we need to route this much traffic? Because over 60% of all email is spam. Because unpatched systems are getting trojans, which in turn are contacting their makers.

I know (1)

mihal (753927) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246758)

Given 6e9 people, this thing does 15kbps per capita. this could be all of the cell-phone routers. Seriously :)

With a 95% confidence level, (5, Funny)

gutterandthestars (782754) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246768)

90% of posts will be 1.1 standard deviations away from one of the following:

0. "fist pr0st!!!!!111~"
1. "92TBps of pr0n!!!"
2. "Imagine a beowulf cluster of these!"
3. "I for one welcome our OC-768c/STM-256/optical Interface overlords!"
4. "1. OC-768c 2. STM-256 3. ... 4. PROFIT!!!"
5. "If IOS is based on unix, does that mean Cisco will have to pay SCO for licenses?"
6. "I use BNC you insensitive clod!"
7. "emacs does this

Re:With a 95% confidence level, (1)

Compulawyer (318018) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246823)

Hilarious. You've been reading Slashdot too long. Wish I had some mod points right now.

its a shame (1)

Exter-C (310390) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246778)

Its a shame that no matter how good cisco claim to be juniper is still a better product with a better interface... IOS is cr4p on large installations

Vast knowledge (2, Funny)

marco0009 (716718) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246805)

I would download the Library of Congress...

and then porn.
On a more serious note, I would very much like to setup my own "Internet Node". No need for me to pay for sattelite internet any more, the internet comes to me!

Apostrophe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246806)

I'd look up the google hits for the phrase "How to use apostrophe" [google.com]

I would I would IIIII woooouuulldd (1)

mrnick (108356) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246808)

I would sell it on ebay!

Nick Powers

I'd see if CompUSA would install it for free... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246809)

...because if you're spending that much money, you might as well try some fun.

I would (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246813)

Host the Wikipedia on it [wikipedia.org] .

I know what I would do... (0)

kenthorvath (225950) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246824)

What Would You Do With a 92 TBps Router?

Sell it for $450,000.

hum.. impress someone? (1)

idsCypher (542075) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246825)

well since i will never have use for it... for those who in the future may have it, use it to impress some girls "hey wanna see my 92 TBps Router?!" :D

Hook it to my analog modem (4, Insightful)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246826)

What good does the router do with nothing to connect too..

They dont work in a vacuum.

DSL? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9246835)

Not a damn thing I have DSL at home and the router is just overkill!

How do you test it? (5, Interesting)

Boyceterous (596732) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246841)

How do they go about testing the full capacity for these? Would a customer ever know if was not quite getting full throughput?

Well, I'd... (2, Funny)

GeneralEmergency (240687) | more than 10 years ago | (#9246842)


...connect up a bunch of those Beowulf Clusters you /.ers are always on about!

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