Meets Signaling Demands of Telco Networks Moving to LTE and 4G Networks March 28, 2011,
Volume 157, Issue 5
Diameter, developed by traffixsystems and a successor to the company's RADIUS product, has been paired with SPARC Enterprise T-Series technology, Oracle Solaris 10 Zones and Oracle Solaris Cluster to enable telco network operators moving to LTE to accommodate the increase in signaling anticipated to accompany the growth in both LTE and 4G networks. Oracle's ISV Engineering staff benchmarked the Traffix Diameter Router and Load Balancer on a SPARC T5220 under a session-based online-charging scenario in which each client sent the following DCCA application commands: Initiate; 10 Updates; Terminate. The typical request size for this benchmarking exercise was 1,000 bytes and response size was 200 bytes. Throughout the testing, the Traffix software proved easily able to linearly scale across the 64 threads available on the 8-core UltraSPARC T2+ processor, to process Diameter transactions in parallel and to deliver extremely high overall throughput.