Design and performance evaluation of a banyan network based interconnection structure for ATM switches

Oktug S. F., CAGLAYAN M.

IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, vol.15, no.5, pp.807-816, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This paper presents a new self-routing packet network called the plane interconnected parallel network (PIPN). In the proposed design, the traffic arriving at the network is shaped and routed through two banyan network based interconnected planes, The interconnections between the planes distribute the incoming load more homogeneously over the network. The throughput of the network under uniform and heterogeneous traffic requirements is studied analytically and by simulation, The results are compared with the results of the baseline network and another banyan network based parallel interconnection network. It Is shown that, for the proposed design, a higher degree of heterogeneity results in better performance.