Appendix E: Space Division Switch Fabric Performance Evaluation

E.1 Introduction

The scope of this appendix is to carry out a comparison of the performances of different space division switch fabric architectures in the dynamic switching mode. Using the same approach we used for time division bus-based switch fabrics in Chapter 7, we will estimate the saturated throughput, which is the maximum throughput the switch fabric is able to provide.

In order to do this, we will use a simulation program simulating a slotted packet switch fabric in the condition in which a packet is always present at every switch fabric input in every slot. Due to the slotted assumption, any time needed for the equipment to synchronize asynchronous packets before placing ...

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