This book introduces different interconnection networks applied to different systems. Interconnection networks are used to communicate processing units in a multi-processor system, routers in communication networks, and servers in data centers. Queuing techniques are applied to interconnection networks to support a higher utilization of resources. There are different queuing strategies, and these determine not only the performance of the interconnection network, but also the set of requirements to make them work effectively and their cost. Routing algorithms are used to find routes to destinations and directions in what information travels. Additional properties, such as avoiding deadlocks and congestion, are sought. Effective routing algorithms need to be paired up with these networks. The book will introduce the most relevant interconnection networks, queuing strategies, and routing algorithm. It discusses their properties and how these leverage the performance of the whole interconnection system. In addition, the book covers additional topics for memory management and congestion avoidance, used to extract higher performance from the interconnection network.
Table of Contents
Part I: Processor Interconnections. Multiprocessor Interconnection Networks. Routing. Part II: Data Networks. Internet Protocol (IP) Address Lookup. Packet Classification. Basics of Packet Switching. Input-Queued Switches. Shared-Memory Packet Switches. Load-Balancing Switches. Clos-Network Packet Switches. Buffer Management in Routers. Part III: Data-Center Networks. Data Center Networks.
Roberto Rojas-Cessa received a B.S. Degree in Electronic Instrumentation from Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico; a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Center for Research and Advanced Studies and Research of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico; a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering; and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY.
Currently, Dr. Rojas-Cessa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has been involved in the design and implementation of application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for biomedical applications and high-speed computer communications, as well as the development of high-performance and large capacity packet switches. He was part of the team designing a 40 Tb/s core router in Coree, Inc, in Tinton Falls, NJ. His research interests include high-speed switching and routing, fault tolerance, quality-of-service networks, network measurements, and distributed systems. He is a co-author of the book "Advanced Internet Protocols, Services, and Applications," Wiley and Sons, 2012. Dr. Rojas-Cessa was a Visiting Professor in Thammasat University, Thailand. His research has been funded by U.S. National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and other institutions.
Dr. Rojas-Cessa is involved in several technical and organizing committees of IEEE conferences, serves as a reviewer for a large number of technical journals, and is a member of the editorial board of the journals Conference Papers in Science and Elektronica. He has served as a reviewer and panelist for U.S. National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy. He is the author of over 100 conference and journal papers and an inventor of 10 U.S. patents, with a similar number of patent applications pending. Additionally, Dr. Rojas-Cessa is the recipient of the "Excellence in Teaching Award 2013" from the Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of ACM. He has taught Introduction to Computer Architecture, Internet and Higher Layer Protocols, and High Performance Routers and Switches for over 10 years.