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A scalable packet switch for distributed computing

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2 Author(s)
Guha, A. ; Sensor & Syst. Dev. Center, Honeywell Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA ; Agrawal, M.

To address the growing demands of distributed computing, the authors propose a new switch architecture called VIPER+ that is based on a self-routing nonblocking network design. VIPER+ can be designed from simple 2×2 switching elements, either electrical or photonic. The self-routing properties of the switch enable scalability with the technology of the switching devices employed. The switch architecture, targeted for optical implementation, relies on simpledistributed routing algorithms and uses cut-through switching to avoid buffering at the switch interface. The authors outline the switch architecture using VIPER+, and the projected performance based on analytical modeling

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High-Performance Distributed Computing, 1992. (HPDC-1), Proceedings of the First International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

9-11 Sep 1992