Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Juniper's Junos Trio Chipset with 3D Scaling Packs 1.5 Billion Transistors

Representing its fourth generation of purpose-built silicon, Juniper Networks unveiled its "Junos One" family of processors that will be embedded into a broad array of Juniper's future routing, switching and security products. The first product in the set is the "Junos Trio" chipset that features 3D Scaling technology that enables networks to scale dynamically for more bandwidth, subscribers and services while using half as much power per gigabit. Juniper said the new chipset includes more than 30 patent-pending innovations in silicon architecture, packet processing, quality of service and energy efficiency.


Unlike traditional application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and network processing units (NPUs), Junos Trios leverages customized "network instructions" that are designed into silicon to maximize performance and functionality, while working closely with Junos software to ensure programmability of network resources.


Built in 65-nanometer technology, Junos Trio includes four chips with a total of 1.5 billion transistors and 320 simultaneous processes, yielding total router throughput up to 2.6 terabits per second and up to 2.3 million subscribers per rack -- far exceeding the performance and scale possible through off-the-shelf silicon. Junos Trio includes advanced forwarding, queuing, scheduling, synchronization and end-to-end resiliency features, helping customers provide service-level guarantees for voice, video, and data delivery. Junos Trio also incorporates significant power efficiency features to enable more environmentally conscious data center and service provider networks.


The Junos Trio chipset is used in Juniper's new MX 3D products that provide "universal edge" routing for business, residential and mobile services at massive scale on a single network. The new products include new modular line cards, new applications and new metro aggregation routers for Juniper's MX Series routers.


The company noted that it invested $80 million over the last five years to develop Junos Trio.
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