[arin-ppml] debunking the myth that Moore's law helps

Tyler Booth 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*.
> +1
> 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 
ph. 503.548.2000 | fx. 503.548.2002
921 SW Washington St, Suite 224
Portland OR 97205

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/attachments/20091216/74f4458f/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list