By Mark A. Franklin,Patrick Crowley,Haldun Hadimioglu,Peter Z. Onufryk
As the call for for electronic conversation networks has elevated, so have the demanding situations in community part layout. to satisfy ever-escalating functionality, flexibility, and financial system necessities, the networking has opted to construct items round community processors. those new chips variety from task-specific processors, resembling type and encryption engines, to extra general-purpose packet or communications processors. Programmable but application-specific, their designs are adapted to successfully enforce communications functions corresponding to routing, protocol research, voice and knowledge convergence, firewalls, VPNs, and QoS.
Network processor layout is an rising box with matters and possibilities either various and ambitious. to assist meet this problem, the editors of this quantity created the 1st Workshop on community Processors, a discussion board for scientists and engineers from academia and to debate their newest examine within the structure, layout, programming, and use of those units. as well as together with the result of the Workshop during this quantity, the editors additionally current especially commissioned fabric from working towards designers, who talk about their businesses' newest community processors. Network Processor layout: matters and Practices is a vital reference on community processors for graduate scholars, researchers, and practising designers.
* comprises contributions from significant educational and commercial study labs together with Aachen college of expertise; Cisco platforms; Infineon applied sciences; Intel Corp.; North Carolina country collage; Swiss Federal Institute of expertise; collage of California, Berkeley; collage of Dortmund; college of Washington; and Washington collage.
* Examines the newest community processors from Agere structures, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Sierra Inc., and TranSwitch.