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Hassen, F; Mhamdi, L (2016)
Publisher: IEEE
Languages: English
Types: Other
The switch fabric in a Data-Center Network (DCN) handles constantly variable loads. This is stressing the need for high-performance packet switches able to keep pace with climbing throughput while maintaining resiliency and scalability. Conventional multistage switches with their space-memory variants proved to be performance limited as they do not scale well with the proliferating DC requirements. Most proposals are either too complex to implement or not cost effective. In this paper, we present a highly scalable multistage switching architecture for DC switching fabrics. We describe a three-stage Clos packet-switch fabric with Output-Queued Unidirectional NoC (OQ-UDN) modules and Round-Robin packets dispatching scheme. The proposed OQ Clos-UDN architecture avoids the need for complex and costly input modules and simplifies the scheduling process. Thanks to a dynamic packets dispatching and the multi-hop nature of the UDN modules, the switch provides load balancing and path-diversity. We compared our proposed architecture to state-of-the art previous architectures under extensive uniform and non-uniform DC traffic settings. Simulations of various switch settings have shown that the proposed OQ Clos-UDN outperforms previous proposals and maintains high throughput and latency performance.
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