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IEEE Transactions on Communications
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Throughput considerations in a multiprocessor packet-switching node

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The prime objective of the present paper is to analyze the throughput characteristics of a multiprocessor configuration for packet switching-suggested in the context of an integrated network for circuit and packet switching-and to identify the major parameters on which it depends. The results provide a fundamental insight into how the most relevant system and traffic parameters determine throughput as a function of the number of packet-handling modules. In particular, it is shown that the proposed partitioning of the packet-handling function does indeed permit high throughput before saturation is encountered. Copyright © 1979 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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01 Jan 1979

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IEEE Transactions on Communications

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