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A high-performance transport network platform

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4 Author(s)
Lebizay, G. ; CIE IBM-France, Le Plan du Bois, 06610 La Gaude, France ; Galand, C. ; Chevalier, D. ; Barre, F.

This paper introduces the architecture and the technology of the new IBM transport network offering, which supports both fixed-length and variable-length packet switching. After a review of the broadband networking environment and the requirements it makes on the transport network, the transport network node is described. The hardware and software architecture is described, and performance figures are reported showing that the switch can handle a mix of traffic while sustaining maximum throughput.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 4 )