Alcatel Puts Out A 400 Gbit Routing Chip

Communications hardware manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled a new network processor that has been designed to meet the demand of bandwidth-hogging services.

According to the company, the FP3 processor is extremely fast, delivering speeds of up to 400 Gbit/s.

The processor comes with 288 processing cores, significantly more than the 112 cores that came with FP2. The new processor has been designed to work with the company’s 7750 router.

The company claimed that the new processor is so powerful that it is capable of handling 70,000 simultaneous High Definition video streams or 8.4 million simultaneous retail cloud sessions.

The FP3 IP processor is designed in a way that reduces its overall memory requirements and is also capable of reducing the power by 50 percent per bit.

“This technology puts us a generation ahead of today’s fastest IP core routers. And, it’s not just moving bits, but generating revenue and creating value for service providers and their business, residential and mobile customers,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Division, TMC reports.

“By making networks faster, smarter and more environmentally sustainable, Alcatel-Lucent is enabling the continuous innovation of consumer and business devices, content and applications that increasingly depend on service provider networks.”