Enter the number of ports and the forwarding rate per port (Mpps/port) into the Network Switch Forwarding Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Network Switch Forwarding Rate. 

Network Switch Forwarding Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Network Switch Forwarding Rate.

MPPS = #P * FRP

Variables:

  • MPPS is the Network Switch Forwarding Rate (mega-packets-per second)
  • #P is the number of ports 
  • FRP is the forwarding rate per port (Mpps/port) 

How to Calculate Network Switch Forwarding Rate?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Network Switch Forwarding Rate.


  1. First, determine the number of ports. 
  2. Next, determine the forwarding rate per port (Mpps/port). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = MPPS = #P * FRP.
  4. Finally, calculate the Network Switch Forwarding Rate.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of ports = 8

forwarding rate per port (Mpps/port) = 1.488

MPPS = #P * FRP = ?