OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 533–545

Free-Space Optoelectronic Switching Cores With MPLS for SANs Over WDM Ring Networks

Hsi-Hsir Chou, B. Pranggono, T. D. Wilkinson, F. Zhang, W. A. Crossland, and J. M. H. Elmirghani  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 533-545 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.4.000533


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (941 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

With increasing demands on storage devices in the modern communication environment, the storage area network (SAN) has evolved to provide a direct connection allowing these storage devices to be accessed efficiently. To optimize the performance of a SAN, a three-stage hybrid electronic/optical switching node architecture based on the concept of a MPLS label switching mechanism, aimed at serving as a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) ingress label edge router (LER) for a SAN-enabled application, has been designed. New shutter-based free-space multi-channel optical switching cores are employed as the core switch fabric to solve the packet contention and switching path conflict problems. The system-level node architecture design constraints are evaluated through self-similar traffic sourced from real gigabit Ethernet network traces and storage systems. The extension performance of a SAN over a proposed WDM ring network, aimed at serving as an MPLS-enabled transport network, is also presented and demonstrated.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(060.4262) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, ring
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published: June 8, 2012

Citation
Hsi-Hsir Chou, B. Pranggono, T. D. Wilkinson, F. Zhang, W. A. Crossland, and J. M. H. Elmirghani, "Free-Space Optoelectronic Switching Cores With MPLS for SANs Over WDM Ring Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 533-545 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-4-7-533


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. G. I. Papadimitriou, C. Papazoglou, and A. S. Pomportsis, “Optical switching: Switch fabrics, techniques, and architectures,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 384–405, 2003. [CrossRef]
  2. R. Ramaswami, K. N. Sivarajan, and G. Sasaki, Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, 3 ed.Morgan Kaufman, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
  3. H. Q. Ngo, D. Pan, and C. Qiao, “Constructions and analyses of non-blocking WDM switches based on arrayed waveguide grating and limited wavelength conversion,” IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 205–217, 2006. [CrossRef]
  4. V. A. Aksyuk, F. Pardo, D. Carr, D. Greywall, H. B. Chan, M. E. Simon, A. Gasparyan, H. Shea, V. Lifton, C. Bolle, S. Arney, R. Frahm, M. Paczkowski, M. Haueis, R. Ryf, D. T. Neilson, J. Kim, C. R. Giles, and D. Bishop, “Beam-steering micromirrors for large optical cross-connects,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 634–642, 2003. [CrossRef]
  5. T. Yamamoto, J. Yaguchi, N. Takeuchi, A. Shimizu, E. Higurashi, R. Sawada, and Y. Uenishi, “A three-dimensional MEMS optical switching module having 100 input and 100 output ports,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 1360–1362, 2003. [CrossRef]
  6. W. A. Crossland, I. G. Manolis, M. M. Redmond, K. L. Tan, T. D. Wilkinson, M. J. Holmes, T. R. Parker, H. H. Chu, J. Croucher, V. A. Handerek, S. T. Warr, B. Robertson, I. G. Bonas, R. Franklin, C. Stace, H. J. White, R. A. Woolley, and G. Henshall, “Holographic optical switching: The “ROSES” demonstrator,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1845–1854, 2000. [CrossRef]
  7. T. D. Wilkinson, W. A. Crossland, N. Collings, F. Zhang, and M. Fan, “Reconfigurable free-space optical cores for storage area networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 93–99, 2005.
  8. H.-H. Chou, F. Zhang, T. D. Wilkinson, N. Collings, and W. A. Crossland, “Implementation of 6 × 6 free-space optical fiber ribbon switch for storage area networks,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 1719–1725, 2012. [CrossRef]
  9. H.-H. Chou, T. D. Wilkinson, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, and H.-T. Chou, “Implementation of coarse wavelength division multiplexing multi-wavelength routing switch core for storage area networks,” IET Optoelectron., vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 64–77, 2010. [CrossRef]
  10. H. J. White, C. P. Barrett, M. J. Birch, J. R. Brocklehurst, N. A. Brownjohn, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, D. M. Monro, D. T. Neilson, J. A. Nicholls, G. M. Proudley, B. Robertson, R. W. A. Scarr, M. Snook, C. Stace, M. R. Taghizadeh, D. Vass, and A. C. Walker, “Optically connected parallel machine: Design, performance and application,” IEE Proc.: Optoelectron., vol. 146, no. 3, pp. 125–136, 1999. [CrossRef]
  11. H. Xu, A. D. Davey, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, “A simple method of optically enhancing the small electrooptic response of liquid crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 74, no. 21, pp. 3099–3101.
  12. L. R. Dalton, W. H. Steier, B. H. Robinson, C. Zhang, A. Ren, and A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Mater. Chem., vol. 9, pp. 1905–1920, 1999. [CrossRef]
  13. E. Rosen, A. Viswanathan, and R. Callon, “Multiprotocol label switching architecture,” IETF RFC 3031, Jan.2001.
  14. Nortel Networks, “Storage connectivity: A guide to storage networks and their optical extension across the metropolitan area.”
  15. S. Milanovic and Z. Petrovic, “Building the enterprise-wide storage area network,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Trends in Communications (EUROCON 2001), 4–7 July 2001, vol. 1, pp. 136–139.
  16. A. Carena, M. D. Vaughn, R. Gaudino, M. Shell, and D. J. Blumenthal, “An optical packet experimental routing architecture with label swapping capability,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 2135–2145, Dec.1998. [CrossRef]
  17. D. K. Hunter, K. M. Guild, and J. D. Bainbridge, “WASPNET: A wavelength switched packet network,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 120–129, Mar.1999.
  18. M. Renaud, C. Janz, P. Gambini, and C. Guillemot, “Transparent optical packet switching: The European ACTS KEOPS project approach,” in Proc. 12th Annu. Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 1999, vol. 2, pp. 401–402.
  19. L. Dittmann, C. Develder, D. Chiaroni, F. Neri, F. Callegati, W. Koerber, A. Stavdas, M. Renaud, A. Rafel, J. Sole-Pareta, W. Cerroni, N. Leligou, L. Dembeck, B. Mortensen, M. Pickavet, N. Le Sauze, M. Mahony, B. Berde, and G. Ellenberger, “The European IST Project DAVID: A viable approach toward optical packet switching. Architecture and performance of AWG-based optical switching nodes for IP networks,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 1026–1040, Sept.2003. [CrossRef]
  20. J. Berthold, A. A. M. Saleh, L. Blair, and J. M. Simmons, “Optical networking: Past, present, and future,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 1104–1118, May2008. [CrossRef]
  21. R. Van Caenegem, J. M. Martínez, D. Colle, M. Pickavet, P. Demeester, F. Ramos, and J. Martí, “From IP over WDM to all-optical packet switching: Economical view,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1638–1645, 2006. [CrossRef]
  22. J. P. Jue, W.-H. Yang, Y.-C. Kim, and Q. Zhang, “Optical packet and burst switched networks: A review,” IET Commun., vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 334–352, 2009. [CrossRef]
  23. K. Y. Eng, M. J. Karol, and Y.-S. Yeh, “A growable packet (ATM) switch architecture: Design principles and application,” IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 423–430, 1992. [CrossRef]
  24. M. P. Dames, “High-capacity ATM switching based on a hybrid electronic/free-space photonic three-stage architecture,” Ph.D. thesis, Cambridge University, Feb.1997.
  25. G. R. Ganger, “Generating representative synthetic workloads: An unsolved problem,” in Proc. Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Conf., Dec. 1995, pp. 1263–1269.
  26. M. E. Gómez and V. Santonja, “Self-similarity in I/O workload: Analysis and modelling,” in Workload Characterization: Methodology and Case Studies, Nov. 1998, pp. 97–104.
  27. M. E. Gómez and V. Santonja, “Analysis of self-similarity in I/O workload using structural modelling,” in Proc. 7th Int. Symp. on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Oct. 1999, pp. 234–242.
  28. Z. Sahinoglu and S. Tekinay, “On multimedia networks: Self-similar traffic and network performance,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 48–52, 1999. [CrossRef]
  29. “Scalable fabric design-oversubscription and density best practices,” White paper, Cisco Systems, 2004.
  30. B. Chen, B. Pranggono, and J. M. H Elmirghani, “A metro WDM multi-ring network with variable packet size,” in IEEE ICC, July 2006, vol. 6, pp. 2835–2840.
  31. J. Cai, A. Fumagalli, and I. Chlamtac, “The multitoken interarrival time (MTIT) access protocol for supporting variable size packets over WDM ring network,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 2094–2104, Oct.2000. [CrossRef]
  32. I. M. White, M. S. Rogge, K. Shrikhande, and L. G. Kazovsky, “A summary of the HORNET project: A next-generation metropolitan area network,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1478–1494, Nov.2003. [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited