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)

To calculate the network switch forwarding rate, multiply the number of ports by the forwarding rate per port.

## How to Calculate Network Switch Forwarding Rate?

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

- First, determine the number of ports.
- Next, determine the forwarding rate per port (Mpps/port).
- Next, gather the formula from above = MPPS = #P * FRP.
- Finally, calculate the Network Switch Forwarding Rate.
- 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** **= ?