Clos network


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Clos network

(networking)
A type of network topology that can connect N inputs to N outputs with less that N^2 crosspoint switches.
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Figure 1 shows a three-stage Clos network with a system of overflow links in the first stage of the network.
Therefore, for a three-stage Clos network without overflow links, we can write
Figure 7 shows the dependence of the total blocking on the size of the reservation space introduced to the second and third class in the considered three-stage Clos network without overflow links.
Pattavina, "Multicast three-stage Clos networks," Computer Communications, vol.
Hu, "AWG-based non-blocking Clos networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol.
Melen, "Multirate clos networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.
Other topics include spatial memory streaming, architectural semantics for practical transactional memory, a low-power architecture for software radio, MLP-aware cache replacement, and the BlackWidow high-radix Clos network.
When configured in a three-stage Clos network, the space switch can deliver in excess of 30Tb/s.
The 'Subnet Manager' - the software responsible for pre-calculating traffic paths within a subnet, - is currently limited to dealing with simple, regular topologies (such as Clos networks or hypercubes).