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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: A12–A20

Scalable Photonic Interconnection Network With Multiple-Layer Configuration for Warehouse-Scale Networks

Toshikazu Sakano and Shuto Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp. A12-A20 (2011)

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A scalable and flexible photonic interconnection network architecture suitable for warehouse-scale networks is proposed. The architecture comprises three functional layers: physical, optical, and logical layers. The network topologies achieved at the layers are tree in the physical layer; hypercube in the optical layer; and relatively lower dimensional topologies like two-dimensional mesh, tree, and ring in the logical layer. The application of the appropriate network configuration in each layer by making good use of wavelength division multiplexing technology realizes a truly scalable and flexible network. Evaluation of the physical link requirements reveals the scalability of the proposed network architecture.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(060.4265) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, wavelength routing

ToC Category:
Optics in the Data Center

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2011
Published: June 22, 2011

Toshikazu Sakano and Shuto Yamamoto, "Scalable Photonic Interconnection Network With Multiple-Layer Configuration for Warehouse-Scale Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, A12-A20 (2011)

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