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A survey on core switch designs and algorithms

Dinil Mon Divakaran 1 Sébastien Soudan 1, 2 Pascale Primet 1, 2 Eitan Altman 3 
1 RESO - Protocols and softwares for very high-performance network
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
3 MAESTRO - Models for the performance analysis and the control of networks
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : Tremendous amounts of effort have gone into research on switch designs and architectures. This survey attempts to sketch the evolution of the modern switch architectures. The survey covers the literature over the period 1987-2008 on switch architectures. Starting with the simple crossbar switch, we explore various architectures such as Output queueing, Input queueing, Combined Input/Output queueing, buffered crosspoint etc., that have evolved during this period. We discuss the pros and cons of these designs, so as to shed light on the path of evolution of switch architecture.
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Dinil Mon Divakaran, Sébastien Soudan, Pascale Primet, Eitan Altman. A survey on core switch designs and algorithms. [Research Report] RR-6942, INRIA. 2009. ⟨inria-00388943⟩



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