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To support bursty traac on the Internet (and especially WWW) eeciently, optical burst switching (OBS) is proposed as a way to streamline bothprotocol and hardware in building the future generation Optical Internet. By leveraging the attractive properties of optical communications and at the same time, taking into account its limitations, OBS combines the(More)
—We address the issue of how to provide basic quality of service (QoS) in optical burst-switched WDM networks with limited fiber delay lines (FDLs). Unlike existing buffer-based QoS schemes, the novel offset-time-based QoS scheme we study in this paper does not mandate any buffer for traffic isolation, but nevertheless can take advantage of FDLs to improve(More)
In this tutorial, we give an introduction to optical burst switching (OBS) and compare it with other existing optical switching paradigms. Basic burst assembly algorithms and their effect on assembled burst traffic characteristics are described first. Then a brief review of the early work on burst transmission is provided followed by the description of a(More)
To support bursty traac on the Internet (and especially WWW) eeciently, optical burst switching (OBS) is proposed as a way to streamline both protocol and hardware in building the future generation Optical Internet. By leveraging the attractive properties of optical communications and at the same time, taking into account its limitations, OBS combines the(More)
—As wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology matures and multicast applications become increasingly popular, supporting multicast at the WDM layer becomes an important and yet challenging topic. In this paper, we study constrained multicast routing in WDM networks with sparse light splitting, i.e., where some switches are incapable of splitting(More)
—In high-speed SONET rings with point-to-point WDM links, the cost of SONET add–drop multiplexers (S-ADMs) can be dominantly high. However, by grooming traffic (i.e., mul-tiplexing lower-rate streams) appropriately and using wavelength ADMs (WADMs), the number of S-ADMs can be dramatically reduced. In this paper, we propose optimal or near-optimal(More)
— This paper compares Reno, New-Reno and Selective Acknowledgements (SACK), the three most common TCP implementations today in (future) optical burst switched (OBS) networks. In general, SACK, which considers multiple Triple Duplicated ACKed (TD) losses in one round, is found to perform best in OBS networks, while New-Reno, which improves Reno in packet(More)
—We address the issue of how to provide basic Quality of Service (QoS) in optical burst-switched WDM networks with limited fiber delay lines (FDLs). Unlike existing buffer-based QoS schemes, the novel offset-time-based QoS scheme we study in this paper does not mandate any buffer for traffic isolation, but nevertheless can take advantage of FDLs to improve(More)