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— Buffered crossbars have been considered as an alternative for non-buffered crossbars to improve switching throughput. The drawback of a buffered crossbar is the memory amount that is proportional to the square of the number of ports (O(N 2)). This is not the main limitation when the buffer size is kept to a minimum size such that implementation is(More)
—Flexgrid technology is now considered to be a promising solution for future high-speed network design. In this context, we need a tutorial that covers the key aspects of elastic optical networks. This tutorial paper starts with a brief introduction of the elastic optical network and its unique characteristics. The paper then moves to the architecture of(More)
A Clos-network switch architecture is attractive because of its scalability. Previously proposed implementable dispatching schemes from the first stage to the second stage, such as random dispatching (RD), are not able to achieve high throughput unless the internal bandwidth is expanded. This paper presents two round-robin-based dispatching schemes to(More)
— Input-buffered switches have been widely considered for implementing feasible packet switches. However, their matching process may not be time efficient for switches with high-speed ports. Buffered crossbars are an alternative to relax timing for packet switches with high-speed ports and to provide high-performance switching. Buffered crossbar switches(More)
— Combined input-crosspoint buffered switches are an alternative to relax arbitration timing and to provide high-performance switching for packet switches with high-speed ports. It has been shown that these switches, with one-cell crosspoint buffer and round-robin arbitration at input and output ports, provide 100% throughput under uniform traffic. However,(More)
—This paper proposes a distributed virtual network topology (VNT) reconfiguration method for Internet protocol over wavelength-division-multiplexing network under dynamic traffic demand. We developed a simple heuristic algorithm for calculating the VNT for distributed control. Generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS)-based routing protocol has been(More)
In an optical packet switch (OPS), input fibers carry multiple wavelengths, each of which carries a packet to one output fiber. As several wavelengths from different inputs could be destined to the same output fiber, one wavelength can be connected and the others remain disconnected, losing the carried packets. Because of the multiple wavelengths available(More)
— We propose a novel architecture, a Combined Input-Crosspoint-Output Buffered (CIXOB-k, where k is the size of the crosspoint buffer) Switch. CIXOB-k architecture provides 100% throughput under uniform and unbalanced traffic. It also provides timing relaxation and scalability. CIXOB-k is based on a switch with Combined Input-Crosspoint Buffering (CIXB-k)(More)
— A Clos-network switch architecture is attractive because of its scalability. Previously proposed imple-mentable dispatching schemes from the first stage to the second stage, such as random dispatching, are not able to achieve a high throughput unless the internal bandwidth is expanded. This paper proposes a concurrent round-robin dispatching (CRRD) scheme(More)