Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol.17)
Matteo Fiorani , University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Maurizio Casoni , University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Slavisa Aleksic , Vienna University of Technology
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2012.120
As Internet traffic grows, current core network technologies will raise issues in terms of energy consumption. Here, the authors propose three possible optical network architectures for the next-generation Internet core, including an all-optical hybrid optical switching (HOS) network, an optical/electronic HOS network, and an all-electronic switching network. They evaluate and compare all three networks with regard to performance and power consumption via an event-driven simulator.
Optical switches, Optical fiber networks, Optical packet switching, Power demand, Internet, IP networks, greenhouse-gas emissions, electronic switching, optical switching, energy efficiency
Matteo Fiorani, Maurizio Casoni, Slavisa Aleksic, "Hybrid Optical Switching for an Energy-Efficient Internet Core", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.17, no. 1, pp. 14-22, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.120