Thursday, June 16, 2011

ZTE's T8000 Passes 100 GigE Testing

ZTE's ZXR10 M6000-16 edge/service router has pass the 100G Ethernet Router Performance and Scalability Independent Test Program, which was organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC).

EANTC validated items such as IPv4 forwarding, IPV4 multicast forwarding, IPv6 forwarding, RSVP-TE, MPLS label forwarding, HQoS, L2VPN, L3VPN, load balancing based on IP routes, load balancing based on Link Aggregation, full-rate forwarding for all packet sizes tested and all-service power consumption and stability.

ZTE said its router supports full-rate forwarding for all packet sizes tested through the 100G port. Single-port multiservice overlay and minimum-byte full-rate forwarding are considered the hardest problems to overcome in router development. The router must deliver over 150M packets-per-second service processing and route forwarding while assuring the required throughput and rate.

ZXR10 M6000-16 edge/service router is based on ZTE's T8000 platform, which uses microprocessors developed by ZTE.
The company has previously expanded the T8000 platform to include a cluster router system designed to serve as an Internet super core. It has also added the M6000-16 MPLS edge/service router and the xGW wireless packet core. In May 2011, EANTC tested the M6000-16 100G system at ZTE's R&D center in Nanjing, China.

The ZXR10 T8000 also employs ZTE-developed forwarding, switching and interface chips for packet receiving and route forwarding and switching, and supports full-rate forwarding, especially in multiservice overlay, so its performance is stable and reliable over a long period of time. Using different software, the M6000-16 router also passed the IPv6 forwarding test, proving its ability to support the transition to an IPv6 data plane.http://www/

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