This paper describes the architecture for a workconserving server using a combined I/O-buffered crossbar switch. The switch employs a novel algorithm based on output occupancy, the lowest occupancy output first algorithm (LOOFA), and a speedup of only two. A work-conserving switch provides the same throughput performance as an output-buffered switch. The workconserving property of the switch is independent of the switch size and input traffic pattern. We also present a suite of algorithms that can be used in combination with LOOFA. These algorithms determine the fairness and delay properties of the switch. We also describe a mechanism to provide delay bounds for real-time traffic using LOOFA. These delay bounds are achievable without requiring output-buffered switch emulation.