A Survey of ATM Switching Techniques

Sonia Fahmy, Ohio State University

Abstract -Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) switching is not defined in the ATM standards, but a lot of research has been done to explore various ATM switch design alternatives. Each design has its own merits and drawbacks, in terms of throughput, delay, scalability, buffer sharing and fault tolerance. By examining the features of the basic switch designs, several conclusions can be inferred about the design principles of ATM switching, and the various tradeoffs involved in selecting the appropriate approach.

Table of Contents

View the complete report online

Shift-click to download the report in Adobe Acrobat format (109,044 Bytes)

Other reports in this series
Complete list of student reports on Recent Advances in Networking
Back to Raj Jain's Home Page