Network Processors: Architecture, Programming, and Implementation

Other | August 29, 2008

byRan Giladi, Ran Giladi

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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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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 und...

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 ...
Format:OtherDimensions:736 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 29, 2008Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080919596

ISBN - 13:9780080919591

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Motivation

PART 1 Networks CHAPTER 2 Networking Fundamentals CHAPTER 3 Converged Networks CHAPTER 4 Access and Home Networks

PART 2 Processing CHAPTER 5 Packet Processing CHAPTER 6 Packet Flow Handling CHAPTER 7 Architecture CHAPTER 8 Software CHAPTER 9 NP Peripherals

PART 3 A Network Processor: EZchip CHAPTER 10 EZchip Architecture, Capabilities, and Applications CHAPTER 11 EZchip Programming CHAPTER 12 Parsing CHAPTER 13 Searching CHAPTER 14 Resolving CHAPTER 15 Modifying CHAPTER 16 Running the Virtual Local Area Network Example CHAPTER 17 Writing Your First High-Speed Network Application

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