Peter's Publications

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Anatomy of a Gigabit Router

A simple guide to the insides of a high-speed router, including the parts we don't mention in public, and the parts we mention but don't understand. Published in the Jeffries Letter, June 1998.

IP Switching: ATM Under IP

Co-authors: Greg Minshall and Tom Lyon. Preprint of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 6(2), April 1998, pp. 117-129. An extended version of the Infocom96 paper with additional simulation results and extended discussion of related work. [pdf 274 kB] Abstract.

IP Switching and Gigabit Routers

Co-authors: Greg Minshall Tom Lyon and Larry Huston. Preprint from IEEE Communications Magazine, Jan. 1997. Compares and contrasts IP switching and go-fast routers and gives an overview of the IP switching protocols: IFMP (rfc1953) and GSMP (rfc1987). [pdf 54 kB] Abstract.

Flow Labelled IP: Connectionless ATM Under IP

Co-authors: Tom Lyon and Greg Minshall. A paper describing Ipsilon's IP Switch technology presented at the Engineer's Conference, Interop, April 1996, Session E2. Includes some recent flow traffic analysis from the Internet backbone. [pdf 117 kB] Abstract.

Flow Labelled IP: A Connectionless Approach to ATM

Co-authors: Tom Lyon and Greg Minshall. A paper describing Ipsilon's IP Switch technology presented at IEEE Infocom, March 1996, Session 10B. [pdf 79 kB] Abstract.

K. K. Ramakrishnan and Peter Newman, "Integration of rate and credit schemes for ATM flow control," IEEE Network. Mag. Mar. 1995 pp 49-56.
Discussion of a method of integrating both rate and credit flow control in an ATM network.

"Traffic management for ATM local area networks," IEEE Commun. Mag. Aug. 1994 pp 44-50.
Tutorial and discussion including credit, rate and BECN (from before the ATM Forum selected the rate approach).

"ATM Local area networks," IEEE Commun. Mag. Mar. 1994 pp 86-98.
Discussion of how to serve datagram traffic in an ATM LAN including LAN emulation (before the ATM Forum standardized it).

"Backward explicit congestion notification for ATM local area networks," Proc. IEEE Globecom, Houston, Dec. 1993, pp 719-723.
Simulation results from a simple traffic management flow control scheme for an ATM LAN (now way out of date and rather embarrassing).

"ATM technology for corporate networks," IEEE Commun. Mag. Apr. 1992 pp 90-101.
Tutorial on ATM switch design, includes classification of switch design and 79 references to the better examples in each class.

P. Newman and M Doar, "A slotted ring copy fabric for a multicast fast packet switch," Proc. XIII Int. Switching Symp. (ISS '90), Stockholm, May 1990, Vol. 5, 205-210.

"Fast packet switching for broadband ISDN," Proc. IEE Second National Conf. on Telecomm., York, UK, Apr. 1989, 391-396.

"Fast packet switching for integrated services," PhD Thesis, Technical Report 165, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Mar. 1989. 141 pages [pdf 1.2MB]

"A fast packet switch for the integrated services backbone network," IEEE J. Selected Areas in Commun., 6 (9), Dec. 1988, 1468-1478. [pdf 1 MB]

"A broadband packet switch for multiservice communications," Proc. IEEE Infocom '88, New Orleans, Mar. 1988, 19-28.