Cisco announced their new CRS-3 router today. CRS stands for “Carrier Router System” and the new router, if it lives up to Cisco’s claims (and they usually d0, somehow), can forward 322 Terabits per second which is triple that of the CRS-1 at 92 Tbps. This is another in the line of ‘big fast routers’ used by telecommunications carriers that carry the bulk of the Internet traffic. These are the ‘backbone’ providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint etc.

If you want one at home, pricing starts at $90,000.

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