Architecture on Demand: Synthesis and Scalability

M. Garrich, Norberto Amaya Gonzalez, Georgios Zervas, P. Giaccone, Dimitra Simeonidou

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The optical cross-connect (OXC) is a key element
in current WDM networks. In this context, the design of OXCs
is becoming very challenging since it has to fulfil requirements
from legacy optical networks and be future-proof to support
both legacy lower bitrates and future high-speed super-channels
by means of flexible allocation of spectral resources. In this paper
we review the novel concept of Architecture on Demand (AoD)
to dynamically synthesise architectures suited to the switching
and processing requirements of traffic. We propose a technique
suited to perform architecture computation and composition and
discuss the scalability of the proposed technique. Results show
that it is possible to reduce the number of hardware modules used
at least by half compared to other conventional architectures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1441-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1440-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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