D.A. Thornley M. Zhu
R.W. Dobinson B. Martin
CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
The work reported involves the construction of a large modular testbed using IEEE 1355 DS link technology. A thousand nodes will be interconnected by a switching fabric based on the STC104 packet switch. The system has been designed and constructed in a modular way in order to allow a variety of different network topologies to be investigated. Network throughput and latency have been studied for different network topologies under various traffic conditions.