Optimizing multi-layered networks towards a transparently optical internet

Addie, Ronald G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6664-8462 and Fatseas, David and Zukerman, Moshe (2010) Optimizing multi-layered networks towards a transparently optical internet. In: ICTON 2010: 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 27 Jun-1 Jul 2010, Munich, Germany.

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Comparison between alternative technologies for switching and routing is difficult for several reasons: (i) the range of options is quite large and appears to demand knowledge over a very wide range -- wider than we can reasonably expect to find in any one individual; (ii) in addition, each of the alternative technical solutions can potentially be used in combination with one of more of its competitors;
(iii) the impact on the traffic being handled is difficult to model, and therefore it is almost inconcievable that we can predict the performance which can be delivered
by complex configurations.

In this paper we propose and develop a unified framework for multiple technologies that interwork together. To do this we adopt a simple model based on the principle that (i) technologies can be modelled as layers; (ii) traffic can be modelled as a Poisson stream of flows; and (iii) the dynamic (and static) choice between layers can be modelled by a strategy for splitting traffic between layers.

Once this unified framework has been adopted, alternative technologies can be incorporated into in this model by choosing a collection of parameters which determine,
for each layer, what it will cost to deliver a certain type of traffic and how traffic will be split between layers when there is a choice.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 04:34
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: switching; Internet traffic; layered architecture; network evolution; network optimization traffic engineering; traffic modeling; optical networks
Fields of Research (2008): 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100507 Optical Networks and Systems
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080302 Computer System Architecture
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400605 Optical fibre communication systems and technologies
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4612 Software engineering > 461206 Software architecture
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400604 Network engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890101 Fixed Line Data Networks and Services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2010.5549023
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20255

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