High-performance Packet Switching Architectures

  • Itamar Elhanany
  • Mounir Hamdi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Xin Li, Lotfi Mhamdi, Jing Liu, Konghong Pun, Mounir Hamdi
    Pages 1-38
  3. Andrea Bianco, Paolo Giaccone, Emilio Leonardi, Marco Mellia, Fabio Neri
    Pages 39-63
  4. Kevin Ross, Nicholas Bambos
    Pages 65-79
  5. Itamar Elhanany, Vahid Tabatabaee, Brad Matthews
    Pages 101-120
  6. Zhen Guo, Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Nirwan Ansari
    Pages 121-146
  7. Kenji Yoshigoe, Ken Christensen
    Pages 169-195
  8. Anpeng Huang, Biswanath Mukherjee, Linzhen Xie, Zhengbin Li
    Pages 197-210
  9. Dale Parson, Qing Ye, Liang Cheng
    Pages 211-228
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-230

About this book


Internet traffic is increasing at a rate of at least 200% per year. The world’s largest Internet Service Provider has recently stated that it expects traffic capacity on its regional trunks to grow to a 1-10 petabit range over the next four to five years. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), long-haul fiber-optic links and high-capacity all-optical circuit switches are now being employed at the Internet core to process such massive traffic, consequently creating a demand for novel high-performance packet switching technologies (IP routers, ATM switches, and Ethernet Switches) which feed the optical core.

Over the last ten years, tremendous technological advances have taken place in order to achieve these objectives. High-performance Packet Switching Architectures is the first book to cover these advances in a comprehensive one-volume survey. The book’s editors have brought together contributions from leading researchers in industry and universities, yielding an integrated coverage of the state-of-the-art in packet-switching technologies.

A mix of theoretical and practical material allows the book to act an essential reference for researchers in academia as well as industrial engineers.


ATM Ethernet High-Speed Packet Processing Internet Protocol (IP) Optical Switching Packet Scheduling Algorithms Packet Switching Architectures Switching Traffic Management computer network router switch tables

Editors and affiliations

  • Itamar Elhanany
    • 1
  • Mounir Hamdi
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentThe University of Tennessee at KnoxvilleKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyKowloon Hong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-273-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-274-4
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