Patent Number: 8,880,556

Title: TCAM defragmentation for heterogeneous TCAM application support

Abstract: A network device may include a heterogeneously organized TCAM in which entries for different applications implemented by the network device are stored at arbitrary locations in the TCAM. The TCAM may be programmed to include entries, each corresponding to a node of a prefix tree ("trie") data structure, used in processing network traffic received by the network device. The entries in the TCAM may represent multiple different data structures that are heterogeneously stored in the TCAM and each data structure may be used by the network device to implement an application related to processing of network traffic.

Inventors: An; Yafan (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00