Hardware Accelerated Impairment-Aware Control Plane for Future Optical Networks

Yixuan Qin, Siamak Azodolmolky, Matthias Gunkel, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou

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In this letter, a hardware accelerated GMPLS based and impairment-aware control plane suitable for optical networks with concurrent lightpath requests support is proposed and evaluated. It outperforms the software version by 80 times in the order of sub-seconds. The high acceleration rate, simultaneous requests support, scalability and low computation time variance are the key features of this tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1006
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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