A Design Principle for Future High-Speed Networks
In this paper, the authors discuss the design philosophy for future high-speed networks. They argue that the fundamental issue for a communication network is to provide connectivity, which means that one node in the network, shall be able to send data to another node within a certain amount of time. To provide connectivity in high-speed networks, the key challenge is the scalability issue, which has not been fully addressed in most existing network architectures. To address this challenge, they propose to utilize the hyper-network theory as the foundation for the design of future high-speed networks.