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Improving energy efficiency in optical cloud networks by exploiting anycast routing
Author(s): Jens Buysse; Cicek Cavdar; Marc De Leenheer; Bart Dhoedt; Chris Develder
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Paper Abstract

Exploiting anycast routing significantly reduces optical network and server energy usage. In this work we present a case study showing that intelligently selecting destinations and routes thereto, while switching off unused (network) elements, cuts power consumption by around 20% and saves network resources by 29%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8310, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IX, 83100X (15 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905436
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Jens Buysse, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Cicek Cavdar, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Marc De Leenheer, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Bart Dhoedt, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Chris Develder, Univ. Gent (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8310:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IX
Lena Wosinska; Ken-ichi Sato; Jing Wu; Jie Zhang, Editor(s)

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