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This report describes the design and implementation of a gigabit ATM switching system supporting link rates from 150 Mb/s to 2.4 Gb/s, with a uniquely efficient multicast switch architecture that enables the construction of systems with essentially constant per port costs for configurations ranging from 8 to 4096 ports and system capacities approaching 1- Tb.s. The system design supports many-to-one and many-to-many forms of multicast, in addition to the usual one-to-many. It also provides multicast virtual paths, constant time configuration of multicast connections and an efficient packet-level discard method, that can achieve 100% link efficiencies, without large buffers.
Chaney, Tom; Fingerhut, Andrew; Flucke, Margaret; and Turner, Jonathan S., "Design of a Gigabit ATM Switch" Report Number: WUCS-96-07 (1996). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.