CloudCore CCR Test Update

With my SFP modules in hand, I retested with 16 gig ports connected. The test was done with connection tracking on and routing. I did not do a bridging test because I can’t see anyone using this router in bridging mode. To say the least I am impressed.  With standard packets, I saw consistent 15.6 GBps throughput and with small packets I saw an average of 16.6 million packets per second.  Nice!

With small packets all 36 cores were maxed out but with standard 1500 byte packets I saw less than 5% CPU. That too is impressive.

Small packets:

Standard packets:

Here is the test setup on the bench:

We still have a few MikroTik Cloudcore CCR1036-12G-4S in stock at ISP Supplies. Visit us at http//

MikroTik Router OS v6.0 rc7 released!

What’s new in 6.0rc7 (2013-Jan-18 13:04):

*) dhcp relay – possibility to add relay agent information option;
*) lcd – options current-interface, time-interval and all-interface-mode
  no longer get reset after reboot;
*) fix reboot in virtualized enviroment;
*) lcd – improve slideshow screen;
*) console – file print now shows file size as small number with suffix;
*) dhcp v4 – fix problem when sometimes client or server failed to send packets
  most likely it happened on vlan interfaces;
*) ipv6 – added setting to disable forwarding;
*) added “/ip neighbor discovery settings” menu with “default=yes/no” setting;

We have tons of MikroTik Routers at ISP Supplies.

MikroTik CloudCore Test Results

After a few minutes of beating me head against the wall to figure out how to use the traffic generator tool, I was finally able to get a good test of the new MikroTik Cloudcore CCR-1036, 36 core routers.  Here is my test setup:

Here are the results with small packets, the important line here is the TOT line:

And standard packets, again look at the TOT line:

As you can see, with small packets it runs out of steam at 17 million packets per second without totally filling the 12 Gig interfaces but with standard 1500 byte packets, it is able to run wire speed (well almost, 11.8 is close enough to 12!) with 12 Gig interfaces connected.

Tomorrow I will try the same test with 16 interfaces as I have some SFP modules and patch cables being sent to my hotel.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this piece of hardware and I can’t imagine having an ISP application that will use all of its resources.