320 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
Crossbar switch fabrics offer many benefits when designing switch/routers. This book discusses switch/router architectures using design examples and case studies of well-known systems that employ crossbar switch fabric as their internal interconnects. This book looks to explain the design of switch/routers from a practicing engineer’s perspective. It uses a broad range of design examples to illustrate switch/router designs and provides case studies to enhance readers comprehension of switch/router architectures. The book goes on to discuss industry best practices in switch/router design and explains the key features and differences between unicast and multicast packet forwarding architectures. This book will be of benefit to telecoms/networking industry professionals and engineers as well as researchers and academics looking for more practical and efficient approaches for designing non-blocking crossbar switch fabrics.
Part 1: Characteristics of Switch/Routers with Crossbar Switch Fabrics. 1. The Switch/Router: Integrated OSI Layers 2 and 3 Forwarding on a Single Platform. 2. Understanding Crossbar Switch Fabrics. 3. Introduction to Switch/Routers with Crossbar Switch Fabrics. Part 2: Design Examples and Case Studies. 4. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches with Supervisor Engines 1A and 2. 5. Avaya P580 and P882 Routing Switch Architecture with 80-Series Media Module. 6. Foundry Networks Multilayer Switches with IronCoreTM Network Interface Module. 7. Foundry Networks Multilayer Switches with JetCoreTM Network Interface Module. 8. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches with Supervisor Engine 720. 9. Multicast Routing and Multicast Forwarding Information Base (MFIB) Architecture. 10. Unicast versus Multicast Packet Forwarding: A Case Study.