A parallel match evaluator (PE) selects the most productive match for an input-queued (IQ) switch among several tested. However, current PE-based approaches use N fixed permutations out of possible N!, where N is the number of switch ports. A fixed permutation represents a permanent match between the inputs and outputs. To improve switching performance, this letter proposes a re-configurable PE (RPE) where permutations are selected according to traffic pattern, queue occupancy, or queuing times. This letter shows the performance improvement achieved with the proposed RPE.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Input-queued switch
- Match evaluator
- Maximal matching