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—Bufferbloat is a phenomenon where excess buffers in the network cause high latency and jitter. As more and more interactive applications (e.g. voice over IP, real time video conferencing and financial transactions) run in the Internet, high latency and jitter degrade application performance. There is a pressing need to design intelligent queue management(More)
—This paper presents Ring Optical Network (RingO), a wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM), ring-based, optical packet network suitable for a high-capacity metro environment. We present three alternative architectural designs and elaborate on the effectiveness of optic with respect to electronic technologies, trying to identify an optimal mix. We present(More)
— Single-hop wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) ring networks operating in packet mode are a promising architecture for the design of innovate Metropolitan Area Networks. They allow a cost-effective design, with a good combination of optical and electronic technologies, while supporting features like restoration and reconfiguration that are essential in(More)
— This paper deals with multicast flow support in N × N Input Queued switch architectures. A practical approach to support multicast traffic is presented, assuming that O(N) queues are available at each input port. The focus is on dynamic queueing policies, where, at each input port, multicast flows are assigned to one among the available queues when flows(More)
Packet-switched wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) ring networks have been extensively studied as solutions to the increasing amount of traffic in metropolitan area networks, which is widely expected to be a mix of unicast and multicast traffic. We study the fairness between unicasting and multicasting in slotted packet-switched WDM ring networks that(More)
In this paper we study the problem of receiver allocation in WDM single-hop optical networks under dynamically changing traffic. Instead of focusing only on performance optimization, we wish to take into account both network performance and reconfiguration cost reduction. We first formalize the receiver allocation problem as a multi-criteria ILP. Then, we(More)
In this work, two bufferless high capacity broadcast-and-select optical switching node architectures are presented and their performance is evaluated. The architectures are modular permitting the expansion from basic to complex structures by adding new blocks/components in a gradual way, enhancing at the same time the corresponding network functionality.(More)
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