The article analyzes a proposed network topology for the ATLAS DAQ DataFlow, and identifies the Ethernet features required for a proper operation of the network: MAC address table size, switch performance in terms of throughput and latency, the use of Flow Control, Virtual LANs and Quality of Service. We investigate these features on some Ethernet switches, and conclude on their usefulness for the ATLAS DataFlow network.
- Pub Date:
- May 2003
- Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture;
- Talk from the 2003 Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP03), La Jolla, Ca, March 2003, 10 pages, LaTeX, 10 eps figures. PSN MOGT010