11 November 2008 An analysis on the load balancing strategies in wavelength-routed optical networks
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Proceedings Volume 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI; 71364L (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.803084
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2008, Hangzhou, China
Abstract
Routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) is one of the key issues in the wavelength-routed optical networks. Although some RWA algorithms have been well performed to meet the need of certain networks requirement, they usually neglect the performance of the whole networks, especially the load balancing of the whole networks. This is quite likely to lead to some links bearing excessive ligthpaths and traffic load, while other links being at an idle state. In this paper, the load distribution vector ( LDV ) is introduced to describe the links load of the networks firstly. Then by means of minimizing the LDV of the networks, the load balancing of the whole networks is tried to improve. Based on this, a heuristic load balancing (HLB) strategy is presented. Moreover, a novel RWA algorithm adopting the heuristic load balancing strategy is developed, as well as two other RWA algorithms adopting other load balancing strategies. At last, the simulations of the three RWA algorithms with different load balancing strategies are done for comparison on the basis of both the regular topology and the irregular topology networks. The simulation results show that the key performance parameters such as the average variance of links, the maximum link load and the number of established lightpath are improved by means of our novel RWA algorithm with the heuristic load balancing strategy.
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Kai Liu, Kai Liu, Minglei Fu, Minglei Fu, Zichun Le, Zichun Le, "An analysis on the load balancing strategies in wavelength-routed optical networks", Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 71364L (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803084; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.803084
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