A Switch Architecture For Real-time Multimedia Communications

Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    In this paper we present a switch that can be used to transfer multimedia type of trafJic. The switch provides a guaranteed throughput and a bounded latency. We focus on the design of a prototype Switching Element using the new technology opportunities being offered today. The architecture meets the multimedia requirements but still has a low complexity and needs a minimum amount of hardware. A main item of this paper will be the background of the architectural design decisions made. These include the interconnection topology, buffer organization, routing and scheduling. The implementation of the switching fabric with FPGAs, allows us to experiment with switching mode, routing strategy and scheduling policy in a multimedia environment. The witching elements are interconnected in a Kautz topology. Kautz graphs have interesting properties such as: a small diametec the degree is independent of the network size, the network is fault-tolerant and has a simple routing algorithm.
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    Title of host publication2nd Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)0-8186-5370-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    Event2nd Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, PDP 1994 - Malaga, Spain
    Duration: 26 Jan 199428 Jan 1994
    Conference number: 2

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    Workshop2nd Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, PDP 1994
    Abbreviated titlePDP


    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • IR-18862
    • EWI-1182
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • METIS-119384

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