Andrea Francini

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—To maximize the energy efficiency of packet networks, energy use in network equipment should scale rigorously with the traffic load. Rate adaptation is gaining popularity as a promising framework for achieving energy proportionality in the data-path components of routers and switches, but a thorough characterization of its energy-saving capabilities and(More)
—In small cell-based Internet protocol routers, multi-cast traffic is generally handled by appending to each cell a local multicast label (LML) containing a bitmap with as many bits as switch ports, so as to identify the ports to which a copy of the cell has to be transferred. This approach is not feasible for switches having 128 ports or more, because the(More)