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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 6, 2003
  • pp: 241–242

High-capacity packet-switched fabrics: introduction to the focus issue

Aleksandra Smiljanic  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 7, pp. 241-242 (2003)

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Growth in Internet Protocol (IP) traffic is bringing about a need for larger packet switches. Merely adding more small switches to the network to handle the increased IP traffic is an inefficient solution, since the effective capacity of a router falls when packets must pass through many routers—the number of futile transit ports falls with increased switch size. In addition, control is simpler in networks with a smaller number of nodes. In this Focus Issue, authors from NEC, Alcatel, Lucent Technologies, and Chiaro Networks examine designs that enable high-capacity packet switches.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Original Manuscript: June 30, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

Aleksandra Smiljanic, "High-capacity packet-switched fabrics: introduction to the focus issue," J. Opt. Netw. 2, 241-242 (2003)

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