Issue No. 01 - January/February (1997 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.566194
Tiny Tera is a small packet switch with an aggregate bandwidth of approximately 1 terabit per second. The CMOS-based, input-queued, fixed-size packet switch suits a wide range of applications such as a high-performance ATM switch, the core of an Internet router, or as a fast multiprocessor interconnect. Using off-the-shelf technology, we plan to demonstrate that a very high bandwidth switch can be built without the need for esoteric optical switching technology. By employing novel scheduling algorithms for both unicast and multicast traffic, the switch will have a maximum throughput close to 100%. Using novel high-speed, chip-to-chip serial link technology, we plan to reduce the physical size and complexity of the switch, as well as the system pin count.
Packing switching, Internet routing, interconnects, optical switching, multicast transmission
William Ellersick, Nick McKeown, Martin Izzard, Adisak Mekkittikul, Mark Horowitz, "Tiny Tera: A Packet Switch Core", IEEE Micro, vol. 17, no. , pp. 26-33, January/February 1997, doi:10.1109/40.566194