Dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks

Saad AlKasabi, Salim A Hariri

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a design for a dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks. The proposed switch will be used to build high-performance parallel/distributed systems. Switch reconfigurability is exploited to implement different interconnection topologies and support different application requirements. We discuss a FPGAs implementation of such a switch where a new configuration can be attained by reprogramming its routing component. The design supports both circuit and packet switching communications with wormhole routing. Our design employs virtual channel flow control to improve throughput and provide additional degree of freedom in routing packets to their destinations. We also show how to use the proposed switch design to build a high-speed multi-link ring network and how to embed other topologies, such as Hypercube, onto that ring network. The same approach can be adopted to embed other topologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications
PublisherIEEE
Pages508-514
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 14th Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: Mar 28 1995Mar 31 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 14th Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications
CityScottsdale, AZ, USA
Period3/28/953/31/95

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HIgh speed networks
Switches
Topology
Packet switching
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Channel flow
Flow control
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Throughput
Networks (circuits)
Communication

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  • Computer Science(all)

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AlKasabi, S., & Hariri, S. A. (1995). Dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks. In Conference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications (pp. 508-514). IEEE.

Dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks. / AlKasabi, Saad; Hariri, Salim A.

Conference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications. IEEE, 1995. p. 508-514.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

AlKasabi, S & Hariri, SA 1995, Dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks. in Conference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications. IEEE, pp. 508-514, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE 14th Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 3/28/95.
AlKasabi S, Hariri SA. Dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks. In Conference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications. IEEE. 1995. p. 508-514
AlKasabi, Saad ; Hariri, Salim A. / Dynamically reconfigurable switch for high-speed networks. Conference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications. IEEE, 1995. pp. 508-514
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