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His teams developed the first versatile interface processors with distributed routing, the first silicon switching engine and port adaptor technology.
Nasdaq:CSCO) today announced that three enhancements to its Cisco 7500 series high-end routers, the Versatile Interface Processor 4 (VIP4), the Route Switch Processor 8 (RSP8) and the MIX-Enabled Chassis, are now all available to customers.
The advanced Versatile Interface Processors perform distributed switching and enable layer 3 services including rich QoS, accounting, and security services which can be applied to each of these connections.
The modular architecture of the versatile interface processor allows multiple port adapter types to be supported on a VIP2 motherboard, with each VIP2 capable of supporting two port adapter modules.
Cisco today announced new Versatile Interface Processor cards that can support as many as 16 Ethernet ports and eight Token Ring ports.
Cisco 7000 customers gain access to these distributed switching functions when using the RSP in tandem with Cisco's new Versatile Interface Processor (VIP).
This performance is achieved through a new, distributed multiprocessor architecture consisting of three elements: -- the integrated Route/Switch Processor (RSP), -- the new Versatile Interface Processor (VIP) card and -- Cisco's high-speed CyBus.