Performance Analysis of an Optical Switch Using Importance Sampling

@inproceedings{WhitingPerformanceAO,
  title={Performance Analysis of an Optical Switch Using Importance Sampling},
  author={Phil Whiting and Carl J. Nuzman}
}
Packet loss is examined in an optical switch which uses a shared pool of wavelength converters to reduce contention. A key component of packet loss arises from wavelength converter pool exhaustion. Since loss probablilities of the order of 10−10 are desired, conventional simulation methods are impractical. However, a recent large deviations analysis enables… CONTINUE READING