Issue No. 01 - January/February (2005 vol. 25)
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Srikanth Arekapudi , Stanford University
Shang-Tse Chuang , Stanford University
Isaac Keslassy , Technion
Nick McKeown , Stanford University
The load-balanced switch is a promising way to scale router capacity. In this 100-terabit-per-second router, an optical switch spreads traffic evenly among linecards. When the network operator adds or removes linecards, reconfiguring the switch can be time consuming, but a polynomial-time algorithm drastically reduces the required memory-intensive operations, yielding a switch-reconfiguration time below 50 ms.
S. Arekapudi, I. Keslassy, N. McKeown and S. Chuang, "Using Hardware to Configure a Load-Balanced Switch," in IEEE Micro, vol. 25, no. , pp. 70-78, 2005.