value of co-location
salo at msc.edu
Mon Jan 22 15:53:06 UTC 1996
> To: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Re: value of co-location
> Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 09:29:06 -0500
> From: "Joseph Lawrence" <lawrence at mci.net>
> PS. Also does someone have numbers for the amount of
> buffering in a DEC gigaswitch, and information on their buffer
> managment (i.e. variable length buffers vs fixed length buffers).
DEC has a nice technical report about the flow control mechanism used in
the GigaSwitch. Your DEC salesperson should be able to get you a copy,
and probably some other interesting stuff, (make your salesperson earn
his or her living...).
In some sense, you may be asking the wrong question. I think the
GigaSwitch flow control mechanism pushes the buffering requirements back
to the FDDI stations (i.e., routers). Consult the DEC report for the
If necessary, I can dig up the document number.
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