Design and Implementation of Abacus Switch: A Scalable Multicast ATM Switch

@article{Chao1997DesignAI,
  title={Design and Implementation of Abacus Switch: A Scalable Multicast ATM Switch},
  author={H. Jonathan Chao and Byeong-Seog Choe and Jin-Soo Park and Necdet Uzun},
  journal={IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications},
  year={1997},
  volume={15},
  pages={830-843}
}
This paper describes a new architecture for a multicast ATM switch scalable from a few tens to a few thousands of input ports. The switch, called the Abacus switch, has a nonblocking switch fabric followed by small switch modules at the output ports. It has buffers at input and output ports. Cell replication, cell routing, output contention resolution, and cell addressing are all performed in a distributed way so that it can be scaled up to thousands of input and output ports. A novel algorithm… CONTINUE READING
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