Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, Mobimedia 2020, 27-28 August 2020, Cyberspace

Research Article

A large capacity programmable packet forwarding device

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-8-2020.2294711,
        author={Qinshu  Chen and Hua  Lu and Fusheng  Zhu and Hui  Li},
        title={A large capacity programmable packet forwarding device},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, Mobimedia 2020, 27-28 August 2020, Cyberspace},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={programmable packet parser; programmable packet processor; programmable packet editer;},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-8-2020.2294711}
    }
    
  • Qinshu Chen
    Hua Lu
    Fusheng Zhu
    Hui Li
    Year: 2020
    A large capacity programmable packet forwarding device
    MOBIMEDIA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-8-2020.2294711
Qinshu Chen1,*, Hua Lu1, Fusheng Zhu2, Hui Li3
  • 1: Guangdong Communications&Networks Institute
  • 2: GuangDong Communications & Networks Institute
  • 3: Peking University ShenZhen Graduate School
*Contact email: chenqinshu@gdcni.cn

Abstract

In the 5G/B5G era, the need of various new services for network bandwidth, delay and cost is far different, so various emerging services may have their own connective protocols according to their own special applications, which requires the core exchange equipment in the network to support programmability. However, neither using network processor to realize packets forwarding nor using fixed pipeline to realize packets forwarding can not meet the needs of 5G/B5G new applications. In this paper, a new architecture of switching chip is proposed. By using programmable packets parser, programmable packet process unit and programmable packet editer, the requirements of 5G/B5G new applications’ rapid deployment, large capacity, low delay and low energy consumption are met.