This paper proposed a server-centric method to connect a large number of servers to build a data center network.

The DPillar network requires a number of commodity legacy switch to connect servers with two NICs each (dual-port servers). The servers are workstations as well as intermediate nodes for relaying traffic. It connects the servers and switches to make it similar to a wrapped butterfly network.

In the paper, the routing algorithm and fault tolerance capabilities are discussed.

Bibliographic data

   title = "DPillar: Scalable Dual-Port Server Interconnection for Data Center Networks",
   author = "Yong Liao and Dong Yin and Lixin Gao",
   booktitle = "Proc. ICCCN",
   year = "2010",