Generalized virtual router

  • US 7,664,123 B2
  • Filed: 01/22/2004
  • Issued: 02/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A routing and switching apparatus comprising:

  • a switching fabric;

    a matrix of switching elements and routing elements arranged in a CLOS architecture, at least one of said switching elements being connected to at least one of said routing elements by said switching fabric; and

    router control providing control for said switching fabric,wherein said apparatus has both cross-connect functionality and routing functionality.

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