About the Book :
At a time when ever-increasing amounts of data are being distributed on communication networks, the design of high-speed, reliable switching systems is of central importance. This book provides systematic coverage of all the main packet-switching architectures, and describes both theoretical and practical topics in detail. The author team has broad industrial and academic experience and is ideally placed to cover these topics. The book can be used as a textbook for graduate-level courses but is also aimed at engineers involved in the design or administration of high-speed networks. It is the most practically-oriented book on the subject and will be an excellent addition to Wiley's strong list in telecommunications.
Introduction.Basics of Packet Switching.Input-Buffered Switches.Shared-Memory Switches.Banyan-Based Switches.Knockout-Based Switches.The Abacus Switch.Crosspoint-Buffered Switches.The Tandem-Crosspoint Switch.Clos-Network Switches.Optical Packet Switches.Wireless ATM Switches.IP Route Lookups.Appendix: SONET and ATM Protocols.Index.
Interesting Facts :
The most comprehensive book available on broadband packet switching architectures.Interweaves fundamental concepts with real-world applications.Includes engineering case studies from wireless and fiber-optic communications.
About the Author :
H. Jonathan Chao, PhD, earned his doctorate at The Ohio State University. Since 1992 he has been Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York and conducts research in terabit ATM switches and IP routers, quality of service control, and photonic packet switching. He was co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Coree Networks Inc., building a terabit IP/MPLS switch router. Between 1985 and 1992 he was a member of technical staff at Telcordia in New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has published widely in the above subjects.Cheuk H. Lam, PhD, earned his doctorate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies Inc., Landover, Maryland.Eiji Oki, PhD, earned his doctorate at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. He is a research engineer at NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories, Tokyo. In 2000 he was a visiting scholar at Polytechnic University.