Juniper Networks has announced a new generation of silicon that will enable customers to upgrade existing T Series core routers to a full duplex slot capacity of 250 Gbps without service interruption.
The new chipset lays the foundation for a total capacity of 4 Tbps in a single, half-rack system (via Juniper’s support for line-rate 100GE), Juniper says.
The 45-nanometer chipset yields total router throughput surpassing 4 Tbps. The chipset includes advanced diagnostic capabilities, auto detection and self-healing, and also incorporates significant power efficiency features to enable more environmentally conscious data center and service provider networks.
Stefan Dyckerhoff, senior vice president and general manager, for Juniper’s Core Business Unit, said the chipset “is the next step in our core routing strategy, delivering unparalleled investment protection and enabling our customers to continually scale their networks.”
The first trials with products that use the new chipset technology are scheduled for the second half of 2010 and will be available for purchase in early 2011.