By Topic

A three-stage ATM switch architecture for high utilization of switch capacity under hot-spot traffic

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Jian Ma ; Nokia Res. Center, Helsinki, Finland

Various types of ATM switch fabrics have been proposed and developed. Among them, the output buffered switch known as the Knockout switch has been extensively studied because of its good delay/throughput performance. However, in a hot-spot traffic condition, it is shown in some studies that even if only a small percentage of all requests is destined for a hot-spot, these requests can significantly degrade the system performance. Therefore, to guarantee the switch performance even under the hot-spot traffic the switch has to provide a sufficiently large capacity and buffer size. Thus it will increase significantly the switch cost and complexity. We focus on how to utilize the switch capacity under hot-spot traffic. We propose a three-stage ATM switch architecture with a distributed dynamic routing scheme which uses feedback flow control and a cascade of a sort-network and a shift-network. Our simulation results show that the proposed switch can significantly improve the cell loss performance in hot-spot traffic without increasing the switch capacity in comparison with the random routing schemes in three-stage Clos' (1953) switches, i.e., the proposed switch has a better switch capacity utilization than other switches

Published in:

IEEE ATM Workshop 1997. Proceedings

Date of Conference:

25-28 May 1997