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—Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs) have emerged as one of the most promising access network technologies. Propelled by rapid price declines in fiber optics and Ethernet components, these architectures combine the latest in optical and electronic advances and are poised to become the dominant means of delivering gigabit broadband connectivity to(More)
—Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs) have emerged as the one of the most promising candidates for next-generation access networks. These new architectures couple low-cost optics with advanced edge electronics to offer vastly improved scalability over competing digital subscriber line and cable modem offerings. This paper proposes several novel(More)
ecently, the interest in broadband satellite networks has grown rapidly. Advances in transmission technology have led to the availability of low-cost earth terminals with interfaces to standard terrestrial networks. The relative ease of deployment and superior remote access capabilities of satellite networks are envisioned to provide bandwidth on demand to(More)
— Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs) are being designed to deliver multiple services and applications, such as voice communications (VoIP), standard and high-definition video (STV and HDTV), video conferencing (interactive video) and data traffic access network. However, most of the current work focuses on inter-ONU dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA)(More)
Two major constraints demand more consideration for energy efficiency in cluster computing: (a) operational costs, and (b) system reliability. Increasing energy efficiency in cluster systems will reduce energy consumption, excess heat, lower operational costs, and improve system reliability. Based on the energy-power relationship, and the fact that energy(More)
—Quality-of-service (QoS) support in Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON) is a crucial concern. However, most studies have only focused on optical line terminal (OLT) capacity allocation amongst multiple optical network units (ONU), and the further issue of intra-ONU allocation remains open. In this work a novel decentralized intra-ONU solution is(More)
Given the increasing adoption of DWDM networking technology, there is now a growing need to address distributed inter-domain lightpath provisioning issues. Although inter-domain provisioning has been well studied for packet/cell-switching networks, the wavelength dimension presents many additional challenges. To address this challenge, a detailed(More)
Natural and man-made disasters, such as tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, and epidemics pose a significant threat to human societies. To respond to emergencies in a fast and an effective manner, Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is very important for the decision-making process. The provision of information concerning the ''ground-zero'' situation to the(More)