AuthorsA. R. Gómez, A. Bermúdez, R. Casado, F. J. Quiles and T. Skeie
EditorsM. Ould-Khaoua
TitleA Distributed Approach to Handle Topological Changes in Advanced Switching
AfilliationNetworks, Communication Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2007
Conference Name2nd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks
Date PublishedOctober
PublisherACM Press
ISBN Number978-1-59593-805-3

Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI) is a new high-performance serial interconnect. In order to support high availability, its specification establishes a management infrastructure, which is in charge of maintaining the network operation after the occurrence of a topological change. During the change assimilation process, a management mechanism must discover the new topology, obtain a set of paths, and finally distribute them to the fabric endpoints. Recently, an implementation for this mechanism has been proposed, in which a management entity performs all the previous tasks in a centralized way. In this paper, we propose a distributed solution for computing the new set of paths, with the aim of reducing the negative impact on the network service of the centralized proposal.

Citation KeySimula.ND.42