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This paper describes the design, implementation, and performance of an open, high-performance, dynamically reconfigurable Multi-Service Router (MSR) being developed at Washington University in St. Louis. This router provides an experimentation platform for research on protocols, router software, and hardware design, network management, quality of service and advanced applications. The MSR has been designed to be flexible, without sacrificing performance. It support gigabit links and uses a scalable architecture suitable for supporting hundreds or even thousands of links. The MSR's flexibility makes it an ideal platform for experimental research on dynamically extensible networks that implement higher level functions in direct support of individual application sessions.
Kuhns, Fred; DeHart, John; Keller, Ralph; Lockwood, John; Papu, Prashanth; Parwatikar, Jyoti; Spitznagel, Ed; Richard, David; Taylor, David; Turner, Jon; and Wong, Ken, "Implementation of an Open Multi-Service Router" Report Number: WUCS-01-20 (2001). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.