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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol. 17)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 14-22
Matteo Fiorani , University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Maurizio Casoni , University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Slavisa Aleksic , Vienna University of Technology
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

S. Aleksic, M. Casoni and M. Fiorani, "Hybrid Optical Switching for an Energy-Efficient Internet Core," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. , pp. 14-22, 2013.
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