03-06-2017 11:27 PM
Switch fabric capacity 1.92 tbps
Data forwarding capacity 1.6 tbps
this is MLXe-4 specification
what is means that Switch fabric capacity and Data forwarding capacity?
And how calculate that number?
03-08-2017 01:01 AM
Switch fabric capacity: The maximum rate the hardware can move information between cards/ports. This does not account for look-ups frames and packets.
Forwarding rate: The maximum rate the system can actually perform forwarding for frames/packets, including delays with store-and-forward, MAC/route table look-up, etc.
The switch fabric capacity will be calculated from ASIC / hardware specs, whereas forwarding capacity is usually derived from testing.
Hope this helps