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A novel scheme for optical burst switching networks under self-similar traffic and wavelength continuity constraint
Author(s): Liang Shan; Linzhen Xie; Zhengbin Li; Anshi Xu
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Paper Abstract

Many recent studies have convincingly demonstrated that network traffic exhibits a noticeable self-similar nature, and most studies of optical burst switching (OBS) networks are under a fundamental assumption that full wavelength conversion is available throughout the network. In practice, however, economic and technical considerations are likely to dictate a more limited and sparse deployment of wavelength converters in the optical network. Therefore, we present a novel scheme for OBS Networks, called logical cascaded private subnet with start wavelength assignment policy. We define the concept of canoe relative to cluster in self-similar traffic, and introduce a new device named payload segregator at the edge node as a gateway to the OBS core node. According to the changes in the edge node framework, we put forward the concept of cluster private subnet and canoe private subnet in OBS core node correspondingly. Due to the absence of wavelength conversion capabilities, we assign start wavelengths to both private subnets before network start operation. A new start wavelength assignment policy is proposed for the absence of wavelength conversion capabilities in the core node of OBS Networks. The analytical results clearly show that logical cascaded private subnet scheme can yield better performance in terms of block probability than traditional OBS Networks, and logical cascaded private subnet with start wavelength assignment policy has the potential to improve the block probability by more than one order of magnitude compared with traditional OBS Networks, helping reduce the performance gap with respect to full wavelength conversion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV, 63540I (28 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687002
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Liang Shan, Peking Univ. (China)
Linzhen Xie, Peking Univ. (China)
Zhengbin Li, Peking Univ. (China)
Anshi Xu, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6354:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV
Yong Hyub Won; Gee-Kung Chang; Ken-ichi Sato; Jian Wu, Editor(s)

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