Non-blocking architecture

Non-blocking architecture

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Non-blocking architecture: In the context of a switch, the ability to handle independent packets simultaneously...

because the switch has sufficient internal resources to handle maximum transfer rates from all ports. In a blocking architecture, the switch may become a bottleneck.

This was last published in June 2002

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