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Small high-bandwidth ATM switch
Author(s): Adisak Mekkittikul; Nick McKeown; Martin Izzard
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Paper Abstract

The tiny tera is an all-CMOS 320 Gbps, input-queued ATM switch suitable for non-ATM applications such as the core of an Internet router. The tiny tera efficiently supports both unicast and multicast traffic. Instead of using optical switching technology, we achieve a high switching-bandwidth by using less expensive and proven CMOS technology. Because of limitations in memory and interconnection bandwidths, we believe that to achieve such a high-bandwidth switch requires an innovative architecture. By using virtual output queuing (VOQ) and novel scheduling algorithms, the tiny tera will achieve a maximum throughput close to 100% without the need for internal speedup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2917, Broadband Access Systems, (4 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257346
Show Author Affiliations
Adisak Mekkittikul, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Nick McKeown, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Martin Izzard, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2917:
Broadband Access Systems
Wai Sum Lai; Indra Widjaja; Dennis Karvelas; Sam T. Jewell; Curtis A. Siller Jr.; Indra Widjaja; Dennis Karvelas, Editor(s)

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