25 January 2012 TCP traffic carrying capabilities of OBS-based hypercubes for datacenters
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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.
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Pablo Jesus Argibay-Losada, Pablo Jesus Argibay-Losada, Chunming Qiao, Chunming Qiao, Limei Peng, Limei Peng, Wan Tang, Wan Tang, } "TCP traffic carrying capabilities of OBS-based hypercubes for datacenters", Proc. SPIE 8331, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optical Communication Systems and Networking, 83310A (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917098; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917098

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