ating 100Gbit transfer rate

Sami Halabi sodynet1 at
Thu Jul 12 04:45:45 UTC 2012

Thank your for your response.

i have 2 questions:
1. can you explain the looping method that allowed you to reach 100GB ?
2. Alcatel-Lucent is routers are givven for research internationally ? or
its locally? what routers we are talking about here and what link do they
have? i appreciatre if you explain more how do these routers saturate 100GB.


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Sami Halabi <sodynet1 at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We have several boxes using 10G cards and using most of the bandwidth.
> > as a future vision i would like to ask if someone ever combined hardware
> > with freebsd/linux to saturate 100Gbit of traffic.
> > what hardware (server, NICs, platform) and  software do you recommend
> that
> > would allow me to acheive my goal?
> >
> > Is it possible with servers ? or i need dedicated hardware
> > (cisco/juniper/other?) if dedicated hardware needed, i would be glad to
> > hear from your experience what do you recommend in terms of performance
> and
> > price.
> I don't know of any 100GE hardware for any PC, but I may be a bit
> behind on the times.
> The way we saturate a 100GE with a FreeBSD (or Linux) system is using
> a 10G transmission stream and loop the data stream over the net using
> MPLS. Works quite well, though no end system ever sees more than about
> 9.9G, the routers do.
> We are using Alcatel-Lucent routers at this time for our national test
> network. It is available for research by educational, commercial and
> research organizations for a little longer as a federally funded
> testbed for 100G research. When the funding for that project runs out,
> most of the hardware will be re-purposed and will no longer be
> available for research. gnn@ mentioned it about a year ago and
> suggested that some FreeBSD people might want to submit proposals, but
> I sw no responses. We have tested with Juniper and they will work,
> too. All 100G hardware is just a mite pricey, though it has dropped
> tremendously over the past year and a half and I expect it will
> continue to do so.
> --
> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> E-mail: kob6558 at

Sami Halabi
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