Andrea Francini

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—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)
—The scalability and energy efficiency of future network equipment will critically depend on the ability to confine the memories that implement the packet buffers within the same traffic management chips that process and forward the packets. Despite massive research efforts aimed at trimming its demand of large buffers for the accommodation of TCP traffic,(More)