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Hardware Architecture for Packet Classification with Prefix Coloring

PUŠ Viktor, KAJAN Michal and KOŘENEK Jan. Hardware Architecture for Packet Classification with Prefix Coloring. In: IEEE Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems DDECS'2011. Cottbus: IEEE Computer Society, 2011, pp. 231-236. ISBN 978-1-4244-9753-9.
Czech title
Hadrwarová architektura pro klasifikaci paketů s barvením prefixů
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Puš Viktor, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Kajan Michal, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Kořenek Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Keywords
FPGA, SRAM, hardware, parallelism, classification
Abstract
Packet classification is a widely used operation in network security
devices. As network speeds are increasing, the demand for hardware
acceleration of packet classification in FPGAs or ASICs is growing.
Nowadays algorithms implemented in hardware can achieve multigigabit
speeds, but suffer with great memory overhead. We propose a new algorithm
and hardware architecture which reduces memory requirements of
decomposition based methods for packet classification. The algorithm uses
prefix coloring to reduce large amount of Cartesian product rules at the
cost of an additional pipelined processing and a few bits added into
results of the longest prefix match operation. The proposed hardware
architecture is designed as a processing pipeline with the throughput of
266 million packets per second using commodity FPGA and one external
memory. The greatest strength of the algorithm is the constant time
complexity of the search operation, which makes the solution resistant to
various classes of network security attacks.
Published
2011
Pages
231-236
Proceedings
IEEE Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems DDECS'2011
Conference
IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems 2011, Cottbus, DE
ISBN
978-1-4244-9753-9
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Cottbus, DE
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9564,
   author = "Viktor Pu\v{s} and Michal Kajan and Jan Ko\v{r}enek",
   title = "Hardware Architecture for Packet Classification with Prefix Coloring",
   pages = "231--236",
   booktitle = "IEEE Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems DDECS'2011",
   year = 2011,
   location = "Cottbus, DE",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-4244-9753-9",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9564"
}
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