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EROS: an extensible software platform for network processor unit based routers
Author(s): Ji Meng; Shao-hua Yu
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an extensible routing software platform called EROS (Extensible Routing Operation System), which is a modularized and layered system. EROS innovatively utilizes Data Forwarding Adaptation Layer to hide concrete hardware forwarding details and thus can be used in different network processor unit (NPU) based systems. This paper describes the architecture design of EROS and introduces some of the implementing issues. The experiments on two different NPU-based distributed routers illustrate that EROS is logically independent from specific hardware platforms and could deliver excellent forwarding performance without any isolation on the protocol conformability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6022, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III, 60222N (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.631964
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Ji Meng, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Shao-hua Yu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6022:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III
Kwok-wai Cheung; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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