Hello to all,
I was ready this thread very carefully and also "between the lines" and must now please enter that discussion about the x86_64Bit, because there are some things
about that must be spoken if you are talking about MikroTik and x86_64Bit. (Only in my opinion)
I company rules, from who given, dictated or written, all employees of a company should and must follow! And this is surely not on at MikroTik in Latvia so,
because we all have wishes, demands and/or needs that could be "easily" solved out by a x86_64Bit router software, it means that this must be not seen
on both ends of that discussion. And yes, I respect the standing point of MikroTik Latvia and perhaps their partners or suppliers, but for sure it will be fine
to get in deeper zone of this forum thread. At first I want to say thanks to MikroTik to give us a forum and podium to discuss this out and that freely and on
the other side because I really know many of us are in business contact with MikroTik and their complete product portfolio and being not only home users.
But then money comes into the game play and the company MikroTik must also see what they will get from their clients and customers, for sure it sounds
nice to get hands on a MikroTik RouterOS x86_64Bit version, but is it worth to play then with the whole company security? Who gives them a promise that
only one copy will be used or if someone will be installing one system and copy it over and over and over only with one License code? What is then? Who
cares then on their business and an their income or plain on their money? For sure getting hands on a copy will be fine but how many users will then trade
over P2P networks this registered copy then?
I personally think x89_64Bit would be a really hammer smashing into the whole market and many router and firewall vendors must find then a way to answer
that! This could be a game changer, a cash cow and many things more for Mikrotik and for sure also us. But please also think on the other side of the business!
At this moment you will be able to see many changes in the market, AES-NI support here and there, Intel´s QuickAssist (QAT) is out and drivers are there for
Linux, DPDK (enabled software) could be transporting more then 3x the amount of IP packets then normal, and this using the same platform for sure. Multi-CPU
core usage and HT technology will be then doing the rest to get closer and come to a really routing champion device. HotLava is producing multi Port NICs with
original Intel Chipsets and that will lets gain up the entire port density of many routers for sure.
As for the memory lag and speed, this must be given both, the speed and amount must be matching right to that units, but with 64Bit no problem the most of us are
thinking. I mean really if there is not enough amount of RAM you can get surely into pain, but on the other side if the RAM is to low clocked the entire router system
can be saturated and you will be owning a freezing or lacking router then! Getting or producing huge packet losses or packet drops will be the result of that behaviour.
At this time we will see many existing and new platforms on the market for any kind of suitable cases and segments, all four areas will be served and sorted by only one
platform, for home playground, over SOHO market, entering the Pro area and ending up the enterprise zone. This could be a game changer for many of us. mSATAs and
SSDs will be able to hold big user manager DBs and/or TheDUDE Server instalments.
Helor Intel Celeron 1037U (dual core)
Jetway NF9HG-2930 (Quad core)
Plain routing, OpenVPN
PC Engines APU2C4 (Quad core)
Plain routing, IPsec (AES-NI)
Qotom bare bones
ASUS Q87T mini-ITX
Higher demand routing, AES-NI (IPsec) and OpenVPN
Supermicro C2358, 2558 and 2758 Series
Advanced routing, AES-NI, Intel QAT, Multi-Core CPUs
Supermicro Intel Xeon D-1513N3, 1523N3, 1533N3,1543N3 and 1553N3
Advanced and enhanced routing, AES-NI, QAT, DPDK and Multi-Core CPUs
Virtual (Multi-Router) VM installations:
Lanner FW-8995 and FW-8996
Many router instances on one device with many ports
Unleashing the full potential and power of Lintechs PowerRouter v3 or the OcmaConnect Routers should be also fine to see what is going on that site.
All can be feet with a regular Linux Kernel and drivers are out mostly or nearly for all devices such as NICs and other things. For sure it might be nice to see a 64Bit
platform from RouterOS, perhaps not at these days but in the near future would be glad to hear about, because there are many things that will be able to realize with
MikroTik´s RouterOS. And with an watching eye to an ARM Fork or support it would be nice to see RouterOS on SolidRun ClearFog Base or Pro boards or on the
TurrisOmnia routers too.
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