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Issues and trends in router design

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2 Author(s)
S. Keshav ; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA ; R. Sharma

Future routers must not only forward packets at high speeds, but also deal with nontrivial issues such as scheduling support for differential services, heterogeneous link technologies, and backward compatibility with a wide range of packet formats and routing protocols. The authors outline the design issues facing the next generation of backbone, enterprise, and access routers. The authors also present a survey of advances in router design, identifying important trends, concluding with a selection of open issues

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 5 )