1 February 2014 Dual-mode ultraflow access networks: a hybrid solution for the access bottleneck
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Optical Flow Switching (OFS) is a promising solution for large Internet data transfers. In this paper, we introduce UltraFlow Access, a novel optical access network architecture that offers dual-mode service to its end-users: IP and OFS. With UltraFlow Access, we design and implement a new dual-mode control plane and a new dual-mode network stack to ensure efficient connection setup and reliable and optimal data transmission. We study the impact of the UltraFlow system’s design on the network throughput. Our experimental results show that with an optimized system design, near optimal (around 10 Gb/s) OFS data throughput can be attained when the line rate is 10Gb/s.
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Leonid G. Kazovsky, Thomas Shunrong Shen, Ahmad R. Dhaini, Shuang Yin, Marc De Leenheer, Benjamin A. Detwiler, "Dual-mode ultraflow access networks: a hybrid solution for the access bottleneck", Proc. SPIE 9007, Broadband Access Communication Technologies VIII, 900703 (1 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041467; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2041467
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