In today’s sponsored show with Juniper Networks, we dive into the world of silicon and ASICs. Our guest is Chang-Hong Wu, a VP and Juniper Fellow.
The Packet Pushers start the conversation by breaking down the differences between ASICs, FPGAs, and NPUs.
We discuss how Juniper uses both custom and merchant silicon in its gear. We also examine how Juniper enables programmability in its Penta ASIC, and how that compares to its fixed-pipeline Express ASIC.
Chang-Hong dives into the programmability features and capabilities of the Penta, and explains how use cases determine which ASIC Juniper chooses to go in which devices.
He also discusses advanced silicon designs such as silicon photonics and liquid cooling.
This episode is a great opportunity to get up to speed on networking ASICs.
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