Network processor for high-speed network and quick programming

Takahiro Murooka, Akira Nagoya, Toshiaki Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Ochi, Yukihiro Nakamura

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Abstract

The paper describes the concept, architecture, and prototype test results of a packet processor that enables us to implement an application-specific high-speed packet processing system without expert-level programming skills. This processor has a pipelined processing architecture and features coarse-grained instructions that are based on the data formats of the telecommunication packet. Using this processor, target applications can be implemented within a short working period without degrading the processing performance. We implemented a prototype system to evaluate its packet propagation delay and packet forwarding performance. The measured results suggest that the architecture is useful for packet processing on high-speed telecommunication networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007

Keywords

  • Active network
  • Packet processing
  • Processor architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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