IBM and HP selling NetBSD-based switches
After some rumour-tossing and googling, I have
Rhapsody switch, which will first be delivered to OEMs as a 16-port box,
uses a "split-mode architecture" dubbed XPath. The two major elements of
this are the central CPU, which is a PowerPC processor running the NetBSD
operating system; and the port-based XPath Storage Processors, or XSPs,
which are 3 million-gate ASICs. In the middle is a transport-neutral,
1-terabit-per-second crossconnect fabric.''
Brocade's Rhapsody switches are sold as OEM product by HP.
On a related note,
IBM now also
sells Brocade hardware, and there are rumours from usually
well-informed sources that the Silkworm SAN routers are shipped
with NetBSD as operating system, too.
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