Switch/Router Architectures. Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems. IEEE Series on Digital & Mobile Communication

  • ID: 4463292
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A practicing engineer′s inclusive review of communication systems based on shared–bus and shared–memory switch/router architectures

This book delves into the inner workings of switch/router design in a comprehensive manner that is accessible to a broad audience. It begins by describing the role of switch/routers in a network, then moves on to the functional composition of a switch/router. A comparison of centralized versus distributed design of the architecture is also presented. The author discusses use of shared–bus and shared–memory for communication within a design, and also covers Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and configuration tools.

Written in a simple style and language to allow readers to easily understand and appreciate the material presented, Switch/Router Architectures: Shared–Bus and Shared–Memory Based Systems discusses the design of switch/routers starting with the basic concepts and on to the basic architectures. It describes the evolution of switch/router designs and highlights the major performance issues affecting each design. It addresses the need to build faster multilayer switches and examines the architectural constraints imposed by the various switch/router designs. The book also discusses design issues including performance, implementation complexity, and scalability to higher speeds. This resource also:

  • Summarizes principles of operation and explores the most common installed routers
  • Covers the design of example architectures (shared bus and memory based architectures), starting from early software based designs
  • Provides case studies to enhance reader comprehension

Switch/Router Architectures: Shared–Bus and Shared–Memory Based Systems is an excellent guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students, as well for engineers and researchers working in the field.

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About the Author vii

Preface ix

1 Introduction to Switch/Router Architectures 1

2 Understanding Shared–Bus and Shared–Memory Switch Fabrics 17

3 Shared–Bus and Shared–Memory–Based Switch/Router Architectures 43

4 Software Requirements for Switch/Routers 61

5 Architectures with Bus–Based Switch Fabrics: Case Study–DECNIS 500/600 Multiprotocol Bridge/Router 87

6 Architectures with Bus–Based Switch Fabrics: Case Study–Fore Systems Powerhub Multilayer Switches 111

7 Architectures with Bus–Based Switch Fabrics: Case Study–Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series Switches 129

8 Architectures with Shared–Memory–Based Switch Fabrics: Case Study–Cisco Catalyst 3550 Series Switches 151

9 Architectures with Bus–Based Switch Fabrics: Case Study–Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches with Supervisor Engine 32 171

10 Architectures with Shared–Memory–Based Switch Fabrics: Case Study–Cisco Catalyst 8500 CSR Series 191

11 Quality of Service Mechanisms in the Switch/Routers 213

12 Quality of Service Configuration Tools in Switch/Routers 227

13 Case Study: Quality of Service Processing in the Cisco Catalyst 6000 and 6500 Series Switches 249

Appendix A: Ethernet

Appendix B: IPv4 Packet

References

Index

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