Network Processor Design Issues and Practices Vol 1


Authors: Patrick Crowley, Mark A. Franklin, Haldun Hadimioglu, Peter Z. Onufryk

ISBN: 9788181474636

Copy Right Year:  2003

Pages:  352

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Elsevier

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As the demand for digital communication networks has increased, so have the challenges in network component design. To meet ever-escalating performance, flexibility, and economy requirements, the networking industry has opted to build products around network processors, These new chips range from task-specific processors, such as classification and encryption engines, to more general-purpose packet or communications processors. Programmable yet application-specific, their designs are tailored to efficiently implement communications applications such as routing, protocol analysis, voice and data convergence, firewalls, VPNs, and Qos.

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Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 24 × 19 × 2 cm

Table of Content

Network Processors: An Introduction to Design Issues

Part I: Design Principles

Benchmarking Network Processors

A Methodology and Simulator for the Study of Network Processors

Design Space Exploration of Network Processor Architectures

Compiler Backend Optimizations for Network Processors with Bit Packet Addressing

A Network Processor Performance and Design Model with Benchmark Parameterization

A Modeling Framework for Network Processor Systems

Part II: Practices

An Industry Analyst’s Perspective on Network Processors

Agere Systems-Communications Optimized PayloadPlus Network Processor Architecture

Cisco Systems-Toaster2

IBM-PowerNP Network Processor

Intel Corporation-Intel IXP2400 Network Processor: A Second Generation Intel NPU

Motorola-C-5e Network Processor

PMC-Sierra, Inc.-Classipl

TranSwitch-ASPEN: Flexible Network Processing of Access Solutions

About The Author

Patrick Crowley is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Before arriving in Seattle, he earned a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he studied mathematics, physics, and computer science. Patrick’s research interests are in the area of computer systems architecture, with a present focus on the design and analysis of programmable packet processing systems.


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