Experiences with EtheReal: a fault-tolerant real-time Ethernet switch

@article{Varadarajan2001ExperiencesWE,
  title={Experiences with EtheReal: a fault-tolerant real-time Ethernet switch},
  author={Srinidhi Varadarajan},
  journal={ETFA 2001. 8th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. Proceedings (Cat. No.01TH8597)},
  year={2001},
  pages={183-194 vol.1}
}
We present our experiences with the implementation of a real-time Ethernet switch called EtheReal. EtheReal provides three innovations for real-time traffic over switched Ethernet networks. First, EtheReal delivers connection oriented hard bandwidth guarantees without requiring any changes to the end host operating system and network hardware/software. For ease of deployment by commercial vendors, EtheReal is implemented in software over Ethernet switches, with no special hardware requirements… CONTINUE READING
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