Clos-Network Packet Switches

Authored by: Roberto Rojas-Cessa

Interconnections for Computer Communications and Packet Networks

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482226966
eBook ISBN: 9781315373485
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315373485-11

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Abstract

The Clos network was proposed in 1952 to build large switches for circuit-oriented networks [42]. This network has been finding applications in communications networks ever since, including its application to packet switching. A Clos network is used to build very large switches using small switches.

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