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How does a Benes network work?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by HunterDX77M, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. HunterDX77M

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Sep 28, 2011
    How does a Benes network work? If I have a Benes network with 8 nodes on each side, like this one here:



    . . . how do I know whether or not I take the upper or lower port of a switch in each stage? For example, how would I get from node 001 (1) on the left side to node 111 (7) on the right side? :confused:

    Thanks for any help clearing this up. It seems simple, but I just don't see it.