I got to see the Cisco presentation of their new Aggregation Services Routers, specifically the ASR 1000 series edge routers, in Second Life today. It was pretty interesting even considering voice died on me when the main presentation started; I have posted shots of the presentation below. The main speaker said had they been running these routers that the lag problems he experienced when he first walked onstage would not have happened; he walked through the stage and not on it. Later on, I flew half way across the sim on one keystroke.
It’s been so long since I even looked at a router, I’m not going to try to speak intelligently on this one, but will say it looks like a pretty good one. “The ASR 1000 Series features software virtualization to enable “instant-on” provisioning and simultaneous use of a wide range of service functionality, including firewall, IP security virtual private networks (IPSec VPNs), deep-packet inspection (DPI) and Session Border Control (SBC).” The cost savings alone make it well worth the price tag and each implementation of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series could result in savings of up to 3754 gallons of gasoline or 17 tons of coal each year because of reduced carbon footprint, and it’s easily upgradeable and should be able to support stuff they haven’t even thought of yet, according to Cisco.
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Cisco Systems is debuting its latest router, the ASR 1000, in Second Life today, Tuesday, 4 March at 9 AM SLT, using what they said was a Second Life virtual reality demonstration. This router has taken five years to build and $250 million dollars and will start at $35,000. Second Life URL.
Cisco Systems Inc. will launch a new router today for processing data, voice and video that is built atop its new QuantumFlow Processor. The router is the result of five years’ research and an investment of $250 million.
The new Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 will be available next month in two-, four- and six-rack-unit sizes, starting at $35,000, Cisco officials said.
The ASR 1000 is Cisco’s highest-performance and most efficient router and features instant-on provisioning, said Jonathan Davidson, Cisco’s director of product management for midrange routing.
Its processing power is equal to 19.2 billion instructions in the same time it takes an average person to blink. It supports 160 simultaneous processes and has 40 cores, making it the biggest networking chip yet, analysts said. Source: Cisco to launch ASR 1000 router in Second Life demo
Checkout the quick little video they created for it. If you don’t watch it you’re not missing much.
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