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Low power architecture for high speed packet classification

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Low power architecture for high speed packet classification
Today's routers need to perform packet classification at wire speed in order to provide critical services such as traffic billing, priority routing and blocking unwanted Internet traffic. With everincreasing ruleset size and line speed, the task of implementing wire speed packet classification with reduced power consumption remains difficult. Software approaches are unable to classify packets at wire speed as line rates reach OC-768, while state of the art hardware approaches such as TCAM still consume large amounts of power. This paper presents a low power architecture for a high speed packet classifier which can meet OC-768 line rate. The architecture consists of an adaptive clocking unit which dynamically changes the clock speed of an energy efficient packet classifier to match fluctuations in traffic on a router line card. It achieves this with the help of a scheme developed to keep clock frequencies at the lowest speed capable of servicing the line card while reducing freque...
Alan Kennedy, Xiaojun Wang, Zhen Liu, Bin Liu
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ANCS
Authors Alan Kennedy, Xiaojun Wang, Zhen Liu, Bin Liu
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