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Cache memory design for Internet processors
By: Tzi-cker Chiueh; Pradham, P.;
2000 / IEEE
This item was taken from the IEEE Periodical ' Cache memory design for Internet processors ' As a result of the exploding bandwidth demand from the Internet, network router and switch designers are designing and fabricating a growing number of microchips specifically for networking devices rather than traditional computing applications. In particular, a new breed of microprocessors, called Internet processors, has emerged that is designed to efficiently execute network protocols on various types of internetworking devices including switches, routers, and application-level gateways. We evaluate a series of three progressively more aggressive routing-table cache designs and demonstrate that the incorporation of hardware caches into Internet processors, combined with efficient caching algorithms can significantly improve overall packet forwarding performance.
Packet Forwarding Performance
Cache Memory Design
Computing And Processing