Issue No. 04 - July/August (2010 vol. 30)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2010.72
Amin Vahdat , University of California, San Diego
Mohammad Al-Fares , University of California, San Diego
Nathan Farrington , University of California, San Diego
Radhika Niranjan Mysore , University of California, San Diego
George Porter , University of California, San Diego
Sivasankar Radhakrishnan , University of California, San Diego
<p>Scale-out architectures supporting flexible, incremental scalability are common for computing and storage. However, the network remains the last bastion of the traditional scale-up approach, making it the data center's weak link. Through the UCSD Triton network architecture, the authors explore issues in managing the network as a single plug-and-play virtualizable fabric scalable to hundreds of thousands of ports and petabits per second of aggregate bandwidth.</p>
datacenter network architecture, scale-out networking, merchant silicon, L2 fabric, datacenter routing, network fault-tolerance.
R. N. Mysore, M. Al-Fares, A. Vahdat, N. Farrington, S. Radhakrishnan and G. Porter, "Scale-Out Networking in the Data Center," in IEEE Micro, vol. 30, no. , pp. 29-41, 2010.