Amit Singhal and Raj Jain, "Terabit Switching: A Survey of Techniques and Current Products," Computer Communications, Vol. 25, No. 6, April 2002, pp. 547-556.

This survey paper explains the issues in designing terabit routers and the solutions for them. The discussion includes multi-layer switching, route caching, label switching, and efficient routing table lookups. Router architecture issues including queuing and differentiated service are also discussed. A comparison of features of leading products is included.

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