Input- and output-based shared-memory crosspoint-buffered packet switches for multicast traffic switching and replication

Ziqian Dong, Roberto Rojas-Cessa

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Abstract

The incorporation of broadcast and multimedia-on-demand services are expected to increase multicast traffic in packet networks, and therefore in switches and routers. Combined input-crosspoint buffered (CICB) switches can provide high performance under uniform multicast traffic, however, at the expense of N2 crosspoint buffers. In this paper, we introduce an output-based shared-memory crosspoint-buffered (O-SMCB) packet switch where the crosspoint buffers are shared by two outputs and use no speedup. The proposed switch provides high performance under admissible uniform and nonuniform multicast traffic models while using 50% of the memory used in CICB switches. Furthermore, the O-SMCB switch provides higher throughput than an SMCB switch with buffers shared by inputs, or I-SMCB, previously proposed, despite the strong similarities between the architectures of these two switches. In this paper, we study the performance of the O-SMCB switch under uniform and nonuniform multicast traffic models and compare it to the I-SMCB switch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Pages5659-5663
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 19 2008May 23 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/19/085/23/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Buffered crossbar
  • Buffered crosspoint
  • Multicast
  • Packet switch
  • Shared memory

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