Chapter 7. The Abacus Switch

  1. H. Jonathan Chao Ph.D.1,
  2. Cheuk H. Lam Ph.D.2 and
  3. Eiji Oki Ph.D.3

Published Online: 18 FEB 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224405.ch7

Broadband Packet Switching Technologies: A Practical Guide to ATM Switches and IP Routers

Broadband Packet Switching Technologies: A Practical Guide to ATM Switches and IP Routers

How to Cite

Chao, H. J., Lam, C. H. and Oki, E. (2001) The Abacus Switch, in Broadband Packet Switching Technologies: A Practical Guide to ATM Switches and IP Routers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224405.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Lucent Technologies, Inc., Landover, Maryland, USA

  3. 3

    NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 SEP 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471004547

Online ISBN: 9780471224402

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Keywords:

  • abacus switch;
  • crossbar;
  • input-and-output buffering;
  • multicast pattern;
  • multicast grouping network;
  • cell resequencing;
  • packet interleaving;
  • cell interleaving

Summary

Chapter 7 focuses on the abacus switch, a scalable multicast switch architecture consisting of multicast grouping networks and small switch modules. It covers the switch architectures, arbitration algorithms, implementations, performances, and two extension designs based on the abacus switch.