[arin-ppml] debunking the myth that Moore's law helps
tyler at stephouse.net
Thu Dec 17 00:57:05 EST 2009
On Dec 16, 2009, at 9:27 PM, Michel Py wrote:
>> Matthew Petach wrote:
>> You can get old 7k-class Cisco routers for $500 on eBay;
>> why aren't more people just running large clusters of $500
>> routers, then? See the above cross-linking problem, and
>> look at the rack space cost to put them in; at your typical
>> facility like Equinix, at $1500/rack/month, if you can only
>> fit 3 7k-class routers per rack, if the router only costs
>> $500, you end up spending as much on space for the router as
>> your hardware cost *every month*.
> You forgot the cost of electricity; colos charge or will charge for it.
> These days, if you're not "green", you look "bad".
> BTW, I have a mighty 7507 with dual RSPs to give away if someone cares
> to drive and pick it up. 200lbs. 12U. $100 a month of electricity just
> to power it up (not in winter, great heating system; in California
> summer it's another story).
We use our old 7507 as a coffee table in our office. AAUI and OC3 interfaces included
Tyler Booth // President
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