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Burst Transmission for Energy-Efficient Ethernet
July/August 2010 (vol. 14 no. 4)
pp. 50-57
Pedro Reviriego, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Jose-Alberto Hernadez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
David Larrabeiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Juan Antonio Maestro, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
The proposed Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard reduces energy consumption by defining two operation modes for transmitters and receivers: active and low power. Burst transmission can provide additional energy savings when EEE is used. Collecting data frames into large-sized data bursts for back-to-back transmission maximizes the time an EEE device spends in low power, thus making its consumption nearly proportional to its traffic load. An initial evaluation shows that the additional savings in the scenarios considered range from 5 to 70 percent for conventional users and approximately 50 percent for large data centers.

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Index Terms:
Energy-Efficient Ethernet, EEE, energy consumption, data bursts, burst transmission, traffic load, Internet
Citation:
Pedro Reviriego, Jose-Alberto Hernadez, David Larrabeiti, Juan Antonio Maestro, "Burst Transmission for Energy-Efficient Ethernet," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 50-57, July-Aug. 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.52
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