36bit still in use ?

Roy Hirst rhirst at xkl.com
Tue Dec 2 12:42:13 CST 2014

I'm Roy Hirst, a hobbyist new to the list - today is my day 1 - and I 
currently work for XKL LLC. I'd like to contribute where I can to this 
and other conversations on cctalk.

XKL makes a line of optical networking systems, think 10x10GE in 1RU. A 
system has two planes, a (1) traffic plane where client equipment (e.g. 
"server") traffic gets aggregated to DWDM channels on a single optical 
fiber, and (2) a management plane that, er, manages remote config, 
real-time failover, OS field upgrades, etc. The planes are independent 
and you can reboot the OS after an upgrade without affecting packet 
traffic. The emphasis is on reliability, resilience, configurability,. 
We have had DWDM systems running 5 years without incident using these 

The TOAD-2 is looked back on here with affection, some of the original 
architects and engineers are still around, and memory systems and 
interfaces have been under continuous development and extension since 
TOAD-2 days. I am not sure if you used to work here you would recognize 
it now. Is still 36-bit,? Yes.


*Roy Hirst* | 425-556-5773 | 425-324-0941 cell
XKL LLC | 12020 113th Ave NE, Suite 100 | Kirkland, WA 98034 | USA

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