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ABSTRACT: Parallel Packet Switch (PPS) is used intensively in today's terabit router to construct the switching fabric. Basic PPS equally deals with all of the traffic in order to achieve uniform load-balancing and high throughput, but it fails to support differentiated QoS. With the recent blooming of delay- sensitive Internet traffic, such as the peer-to-peer live streaming and IPTV, differentiated QoS is becoming an urgent demand. In this paper, we propose a novel and practical framework, the Differentiated Service Parallel Packet Switch (DS-PPS), which supports three fundamental QoS features: guaranteed-delay (GD), guaranteed-bandwidth (GB) and best-effort (BE). By adaptively adjusting the number of switching planes offered to each QoS class, DS-PPS precisely controls the delay bounds of GD traffic and the drop precedence of GB traffic. We evaluate DS-PPS by extensive theoretical analyses and comprehensive simulations. Experimental results on a prototype implementation of the framework show that DS-PPS outperforms the basic PPS in three main aspects. First, the average delay of TCP short packet under full load is reduced by more than 94%. Second, the average delay of real-time traffic under full load is reduced by more than 82%. And third, the GB traffic of low drop precedence is guaranteed of nearly three times the throughput of high drop precedence at the hotspots. Significantly, our proposed DS-PPS framework is universal and scalable to support various kinds of emerging QoS-sensitive applications in multi-service terabit routers without any extra overhead.
INFOCOM 2006. 25th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, 23-29 April 2006, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain; 01/2006