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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2009 vol. 29)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 52-63
Feng Wang , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mounir Hamdi , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
<p>As Internet routers scale to support next-generation networks, their memory subsystems must also scale. Several solutions combine static RAM and dynamic RAM buffering but still have major scaling limitations. Using a parallel architecture and distributed memory-management algorithms with hybrid SRAM/DRAM improves buffering performance. The parallel hybrid SRAM/DRAM memory system is also work conserving, which is particularly important under light traffic conditions.</p>
SRAM/DRAM, per-flow queues, parallel distributed memory management

F. Wang and M. Hamdi, "Memory Subsystems in High-End Routers," in IEEE Micro, vol. 29, no. , pp. 52-63, 2009.
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