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Issues and trends in router design

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

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