Network Processors: Architecture, Programming, and Implementation

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Morgan Kaufmann, Aug 29, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 736 pages
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Network processors are the basic building blocks of today's high-speed, high-demand, quality-oriented communication networks. Designing and implementing network processors requires a new programming paradigm and an in-depth understanding of network processing requirements. This book leads the reader through the requirements and the underlying theory of networks, network processing, and network processors. It covers implementation of network processors and intergrates EZchip Microcode Development Environment so that you can gain hands-on experience in writing high-speed networking applications. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to write and test applications on a simulated network processor.

  • Comprehensive, theoretical, and pracitical coverage of networks and high-speed networking applications
  • Descirbes contemporary core, metro, and access networks and their processing algorithms
  • Covers network processor architectures and programming models, enabling readers to assess the optimal network processor typer and configuration for their application
  • Free download from http://www.cse.bgu.ac.il/npbook includes microcode development tools that provide hands-on experience with programming a network processor
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Motivation
1
Part 1 Networks
13
Part 2 Processing
181
EZchip
409
List of Acronyms
655
References
673
Index
695
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Ran Giladi is an associate professor in the department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva; he founded the department and has headed it for several years. In addition, he has taught in the Electrical Engineering Department and the Business School at Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Giladi has also been a system programmer, an R&D manager, a VP of R&D, and founder and CEO of several data communication companies. He is involved in the Israeli high-tech industry, serves as a board member in several companies (among them EZchip Technologies, a leading vendor of network processors), and is currently a venture partner with DFJ-TFV. His research interests include computer and communications systems performance, data and telecom networks, and network management systems. Dr. Giladi received a B.A. in physics, an M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from the Technion, and a Ph.D. in information systems from Tel-Aviv University.

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