The design of a small packet-switching node

Ahmed Patel, Michael Purser

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design of a packet-switching node which handles virtual circuits. Particular reference is made to the switching node's capacity and loading. It is shown that the switch and its associated communications links can be dimensioned to handle offered traffic, using techniques borrowed from the telephone network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Networks and ISDN Systems
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Packet switching
Telephone
Telecommunication traffic
Telecommunication links
Switches
Networks (circuits)

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Buffer-traffic flow
  • Buffers
  • Capacity space
  • Erlang
  • Grade of service
  • I/O loading
  • Packet-switching
  • Processor loading
  • Processor time
  • Virtual call
  • Virtual channel
  • X.25

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  • Computer Science(all)

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The design of a small packet-switching node. / Patel, Ahmed; Purser, Michael.

In: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1986, p. 287-295.

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Patel, Ahmed ; Purser, Michael. / The design of a small packet-switching node. In: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems. 1986 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 287-295.
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