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Many of today's most sophisticated computer applications are opening up new worlds of communication and entertainment for businesses and consumers -- multimedia over the Internet, computer telephony, and video conferencing using desktop PCs. But these powerful applications also consume a lot of network bandwidth. IBM researchers in Zurich are helping eliminate network bottlenecks with a new "switch" technology. If you're interested in learning more about a "switch on-a-chip," find out how it works.