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Fiber to the home is the future-proof technology for broadband access networks. Several fiber access network architectures have been developed (e.g., point-to-point, active optical network, and passive optical network). PON is considered the most promising solution due to the relatively low deployment cost and high resource efficiency. Meanwhile, because of(More)
A passive optical network, with its inherent point to multi-point structure, allows for centralized placement of active equipment and possible extension of its boundary towards core networks. This property of the PON can be exploited for node consolidation where multiple central offices are replaced by a single one covering a larger service area. Such node(More)
To address the urgent need for high-capacity, scalable and energy-efficient data center solutions, we propose a novel data center network architecture realized by combining broadcast-and-select approach with elastic channel spacing technology. We demonstrate that the proposed architecture is able to scale efficiently with the number of servers and offers(More)
This paper presents a new paradigm of design methodology to reduce the complexity of application-specific finite-impulse response (FIR) digital filters. A new adder graph data structure called the multiroot binary partition graph (MBPG) is proposed for the formulation of the multiple constant multiplication problem of FIR filter design. The set of(More)
Security issues and attack management in transparent wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical networks have become of prime importance to network operators due to the high data rates involved and the vulnerabilities associated with transparency. Deliberate physical-layer attacks, such as high-powered jamming, can seriously degrade network performance(More)
Dynamic bandwidth allocation in passive optical networks presents a key issue for providing efficient and fair utilization of the PON upstream bandwidth while supporting the QoS requirements of different traffic classes. In this article we compare the typical characteristics of DBA, such as bandwidth utilization, delay, and jitter at different traffic(More)
Fiber access network architectures such as active optical networks (AONs) and passive optical networks (PONs) have been developed to support the growing bandwidth demand. Whereas particularly Swedish operators prefer AON, this may not be the case for operators in other countries. The choice depends on a combination of technical requirements, practical(More)
The advent of next-generation sequencing technologies is accompanied with the development of many whole-genome sequence assembly methods and software, especially for de novo fragment assembly. Due to the poor knowledge about the applicability and performance of these software tools, choosing a befitting assembler becomes a tough task. Here, we provide the(More)
Rapidly-increasing traffic demands will require the upgrade of optical access networks, namely deployed Passive Optical Networks (PONs), which may soon face capacity exhaustion. Such upgrade options must consider several technical and cost factors for evolution toward a shared multiple-channel PON using Wavelength- Division Multiplexing (WDM). WDM can(More)