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IP-over-WDM dynamic link layer: challenges, open issues, and comparison of files-over-lightpaths versus photonic packet switching
Author(s): Mikel Izal; Javier Aracil Rico
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the suitability of WDM coarse packet switching solutions for IP traffic. Our findings show that the combination of traffic grooming at the higher layers and coarse packet switching at the optical layer provides at least the same performance as more sophisticated and difficult to realize photonic packet switching solutions. We propose a network architecture named files-over-lightpaths that not only simplifies the network optical and electronic design by making use of coarse packet switching, but also serves to the purpose of decreasing the TCP transaction latency in comparison to a flat or split Internet organization with fine grain photonic packet switching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2001
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4599, OptiComm 2001: Optical Networking and Communications, (9 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436068
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Mikel Izal, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)
Javier Aracil Rico, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4599:
OptiComm 2001: Optical Networking and Communications
Joseph A. Bannister; John M. Senior; Joseph D. Touch, Editor(s)

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