A switch includes at least one input configured to receive date and at least two outputs configured to send data to at least two output links. Each output link has a known hop value. The switch further includes a direction determinator that determines a routing direction for the data from information identifying a relative location of the switch in the network and information identifying a destination of said data. A distributor within the switch processes the routing direction and direction information about each output link in order to select one of said at least two outputs for outputting said data. The selection that is made prioritises output links for selection which have relatively higher known hop values.
|Patent number||US 8825986 B2|
|IPC||US 8825986 B2|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|