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1 b Abstract— In this paper promising technologies and a network architecture are presented for future Optical Packet Switched networks. The overall network concept is presented and the major choices are highlighted and compared with alternative solutions. Both long and shorter term approaches are considered as well as both the WAN and MAN parts of the(More)
Nanonetworks will enable advanced applications of nanotechnology in the biomedical, industrial, environmental and military fields, by allowing integrated nano-devices to communicate and to share information. Due to the expectedly very high density of nano-devices in nanonetworks, novel Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols are needed to regulate the access(More)
This paper investigates the performance of translucent Optical Transport Networks (OTNs) under different traffic and knowledge conditions, varying from perfect knowledge to drifts and uncertainties in the physical-layer parameters. Our focus is on the regular operation of a translucent OTN, i.e., after the dimensioning and regenerator placement phase. Our(More)
—Optical burst switching (OBS) control architecture considers two different models for the management of the offset time in the network. The conventional OBS (COBS) introduces the offset time in soft-way by delaying the transmission of the burst relative to its control packet in the edge node. Another idea for an OBS architecture (E-OBS) comes from optical(More)
Optical networks are moving from opaque and translucent architectures towards all-optical (transparent) architectures. In translucent architectures a small amount of regeneration (e.g. optical–electronic–optical conversion) is available in the network. The incorporation of the physical impairments in the routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) problem in(More)
This article deals with the fundamentals and current standardization efforts for IEEE 802.17 resilient packet ring. Its special resilience features make this technology robust against outages of the network infrastructure. The goals of this article are threefold. First, the fundamentals of RPR and the standardization process carried out under the auspices(More)
It is commonly believed that file sharing traffic on the Internet is mostly generated by peer-to-peer applications. However, we show that HTTP based file sharing services are also extremely popular. We analyzed the traffic of a large research and education network for three months, and observed that a large fraction of the inbound HTTP traffic corresponds(More)
At present, data centers consume a considerable percentage of the worldwide produced electrical energy, equivalent to the electrical production of 26 nuclear power plants, and such energy demand is growing at fast pace due to the ever increasing data volumes to be processed, stored and accessed every day in the modern grid and cloud infrastructures. Such(More)
In optical networks, the traditional routing problem is generally decoupled into two subproblems, the route selection and the wavelength assignment. Usual RWA (Routing and Wavelength Assignment) algorithms take the lightpath decision based on the network state information existing in those nodes caring about it. Unfortunately, this information might not be(More)
—Most research works in optical burst switching (OBS) networks do not take into account the impact of physical layer impairments (PLIs) either by considering fully transparent (i.e., with optical 3R regeneration) or opaque (i.e., with electrical 3R regeneration) networks. However, both solutions are not feasible due to the technological requirements of the(More)