This paper presents solutions towards an efficient and intelligent network infrastructure for Grid services, taking advantage of recent developments in optical-networking technologies. Two lambda-Grid network architectures based on extensions to existing wavelength-switched network infrastructure are discussed. These network solutions aim to provide a user-centric Grid environment, specifically for data-intensive and e-science applications. Furthermore, a novel solution towards an intelligent and ubiquitous photonic-Grid network based on optical burst switching (OBS) is proposed. The proposed solution utilizes active optical burst-switched routers and advanced protocols in order to provide a programmable photonic-Grid network infrastructure for evolving data-intensive and emerging Grid applications.
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Dimitra Simeonidou, Reza Nejabati, Georgios Zervas, Dimitrios Klonidis, Anna Tzanakaki, and Mike J. O'Mahony, "Dynamic Optical-Network Architectures and Technologies for Existing and Emerging Grid Services," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 3347- (2005)