TCP congestion control in datacenter optical packet networks on hybrid switches

  title={TCP congestion control in datacenter optical packet networks on hybrid switches},
  author={Artur Minakhmetov and C{\'e}dric Ware and Luigi Iannone},
  journal={IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking},
Optical packet switching (OPS) has long promised performance and energy consumption improvements by doing away with optical-to-electronic conversions required by electronic packet switching; however, not having practical optical buffers makes OPS highly vulnerable to contention. This study reports on the possible and plausible use of OPS technology on datacenter networks by coupling two concepts: optical switches with shared electronic buffers, also known as hybrid switches, and the… 

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