Architecture of Network Systems

By

  • Dimitrios Serpanos, Professor of Computer Architecture at the Department of Electrical and Computer of the University of Patras in Patras, Greece
  • Tilman Wolf, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Network systems require technical skills in computer architecture, design methodologies, algorithm design, and networking. Architecture of Network Systems explains the practice and methodologies that will allow you to solve a broad range of problems in system design, including problems related to security, quality of service, performance, manageability, and more. Leading researchers Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf develop architectures for all network sub-systems, bridging the gap between operation and VLSI. Discussing the major challenges in the design of networks and the architectures that have been developed, Serpanos and Wolf provide a systematic treatment of network architectures, from the basics to advanced topics.
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Audience

Practicing engineers designing the architecture of network systems; Graduate students in computer engineering and computer science studying network system design.

 

Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • Imprint: MORGAN KAUFMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374494-4

Reviews

"Designed for upper level undergraduate or graduate students in network engineering and architecture, this volume presents a comprehensive examination of major features of contemporary network systems and embedded network architectures. Topics discussed include network protocols, interconnects and switching, network adapters, bridges and routers, transport and application layer systems, QoS and security, network on chip architectures and next generation Internet architecture. Chapters include numerous illustrations and tables as well as concise summaries. Serpanos is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Petras, Greece and Wolf is a professor of computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst."--Book News, Reference & Research




Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction


Chapter 2 Networks and Network Systems


Chapter 3 Performance Requirements


Chapter 4 Interconnects and Switching Fabrics


Chapter 5 Network Adapters


Chapter 6 Bridges and L-2 Switches


Chapter 7 Routers (including software routers)


Chapter 8 Gateways


Chapter 9 Application Layer Systems--Deep Packet Inspection


Chapter 10 Quality-of-Service and Security


Chapter 11 Specialized Hardware Components I: Memory and Memory Management


Chapter 12 Specialized Hardware Components II: Network Processors


Chapter 13 Power Issues in Network Systems


Chapter 14 Networks-on-Chips and Network Systems


Chapter 15 Operating Systems for Network Systems


Chapter 16 Next-Generation Internet Systems Architecture


Appendix A: The ISO OSI Reference Model and Network Protocols