Transparent bridging support in high speed interworking units

Dimitrios N. Serpanos, Ahmed N. Tantawy, Martina Zitterbart

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Abstract

The emerging data rates in high speed networks impose increasingly high performance requirements on inter-working units. Novel architectural concepts providing a high degree of parallelism are needed for the implementation of multiport transport bridges interconnecting gigabit speed networks. The modular architecture of the High Performance Transparent Bridge (HPTB) is based on an internal switching component interconnecting various concurrently operating network attachment units. The bridge protocol entitles are properly partitioned and performance critical tasks, such as management of the filtering data base and buffer management, are provided with special hardware support. The HPTB is capable of concurrently bridging asynchronous, synchronous and isochronous traffic among heterogeneous networks, including traditional frame-based networks, such as LANs, and cell-based networks using ATM technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1993 IEEE International Conference on Communications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages42-47
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780309510
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications '93 - Geneva, Switz
Duration: 23 May 199326 May 1993

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications '93
CityGeneva, Switz
Period23/5/9326/5/93

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Serpanos, D. N., Tantawy, A. N., & Zitterbart, M. (1993). Transparent bridging support in high speed interworking units. In Proceedings of the 1993 IEEE International Conference on Communications (pp. 42-47). Publ by IEEE.