The WSJ has a nice article about the new switch created by Arista: Bechtolsheim Thinks New Box Changes the Game Again:
“We are three to ten times better in every metric,” Bechtolsheim says. “You don’t get that kind of improvement every day.”
How Bechtolsheim set out to achieve the gains is also novel. Following a pattern that he established at Stanford University–where he conceived what would be Sun’s first workstation–Bechtolsheim opted not to develop proprietary circuitry but to cleverly package components that are available from commercial chip vendors.
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