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TCP traffic carrying capabilities of OBS-based hypercubes for datacenters
Author(s): Pablo Jesus Argibay-Losada; Chunming Qiao; Limei Peng; Wan Tang

Paper Abstract

High power consumption due to O/E/O processing in many conventional electronic datacenter networks can be greatly decreased by a suitable use of all-optical switching technologies. OBS is specially suited to perform this task given its bursty-data traffic friendly mode of operation. In this paper, we evaluate through analysis and simulation the performance of both OBS and electronic networks when used to carry TCP flows inside a 6D-hypercube, a highly symmetrical topology representative of datacenter networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8331, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optical Communication Systems and Networking, 83310A (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917098
Show Author Affiliations
Pablo Jesus Argibay-Losada, Univ. of Vigo (Spain)
Chunming Qiao, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo (United States)
Limei Peng, SooChow Univ. (China)
Wan Tang, South-Central Univ. for Nationalities (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8331:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optical Communication Systems and Networking
Zisen Zhao; Richard Penty; Chester Shu; Tao Jiang, Editor(s)

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