Abstract

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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A. Tsaregorodtsev, V. Garonne and I. Stokes-Rees, "DIRAC: A scalable lightweight architecture for high throughput computing", in 5th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing, Pittsburg, PA, Nov. 2004, pp. 19-25.

C. Bozzi, et al. "Using the Grid for the BaBar experiment", IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 2045-2049, Oct. 2004.

H. B. Newman, M. H. Ellisman and J. A. Orcutt, "Data intensive E-science frontier research", Commun. ACM, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 68-77, Nov. 2003.

D. Simeonidou, et al. "Optical network infrastructure for Grid", Grid Forum Draft,, Oct. 2004.

I. Foster, qnd C. Kesselman, Eds. The GRID2, Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure, 2nd ed. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.

M. De Leenheer, et al. "An OBS based Grid architecture", presented at the IEEE Global Telecommunication Conf. (GLOBECOM) Workshop on"High-Performance Global Grid Networks", Dallas, TX, W05-4, Dec. 2004.

B. St. Arnaud and J. Wu, "Customer-controlled and -managed optical networks", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 2804-2810, Nov. 2003.

E. van Breusegem, et al. "An OBS architecture for pervasive Grid computing", presented at the 1st Conf. Broadband Networks (BROADNETS), Workshop on Optical Burst Switching (WOBS), San Jose, CA, Paper WOBS312, Oct. <day>25</day>, 2004.

C. Qiao and M. Yoo, "Optical burst switching-A new paradigm for an optical internet", J. High Speed Netw., vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 36-44, Jan. 2000.

Z. Rosberg, et al. "Performance analyses of optical burst-switching networks", IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 1187-1197, Sep. 2003.

M. Yoo, C. Qiao and S. Dixit, "Optical burst switching for service differentiation in the next-generation optical Internet", IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 98-104, Feb. 2001.

T. Wolf and J. S. Turner, "Design issues for high-performance active routers", IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 404-409, Mar. 2001.

I. Foster, C. Kesselman and S. Tuecke, "The anatomy of the Grid: Enabling scalable virtual organizations", Int. J. High Perform. Comput. Appl., vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 200-222, 2001.

M. Maimour and C. Pham, "Dynamic replier active reliable multicast (DyRAM)", in Proc. 7th IEEE Symp. Computers and Communications (ISCC), Taormina, Italy, 2002, pp. 275-282.

S. Chakraborty, S. Kunzli, L. Thiele, A. Herkefsdorf and P. Sagmeister, "Performance evaluation of network processor architectures: Combining simulation with analytical estimation", Comput. Networks, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 641-665, Apr. 2003.

I. Tomkos, D. Vogiatzis, C. Mas, I. Zacharopoulos, A. Tzanakaki and E. Varvarigos, "Performance engineering of metropolitan area optical networks through impairment constraint routing", IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 40-47, Aug. 2004.

A. Anjomshoaa, et al. "Job submission description language (JSDL) specification", Grid Forum Draft,, Dec. 2004.

V. P. Kumar, T. V. Lakshman and D. Stiliadis, "Beyond best effort: Router architectures for the differentiated services of tomorrow's internet", IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 152-164, May 1998.

J. van Lunteren and T. Engbersen, "Fast and scalable packet classification", IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 560-571, May 2003.

R. Nejabati, G. Zervas, G. Dimitriades and D. Simeonidou, "Programmable optical burst switched network: A novel infrastructure for Grid", presented at the 5th IEEE/ACM Int. Symp. Cluster Computing Grid (CCGrid), Cardiff, U.K.,Paper 68, May <day>9-12</day>, 2005.

Mintera Optical Networks. Myths and Realities About 40 G Optical Technology. 2002. Available [Online] www.mintera.com/WhitepaperWEBnew.pdf

J. Gaither, "300-Pin MSA Bit-Error Rate Tester for the ML10G Board and RocketPHY Transceiver", Jan. 2004.

C. Guillemot, et al. "Transparent optical packet switching: The European ACTS KEOPS project approach", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 2117-2134, Dec. 1998.

A. Stavdas, S. Sygletos, M. O'Mahony, H. L. Lee, C. Matrakidis and A. Dupas, "IST-DAVID: Concept presentation and physical layer modelling of the metropolitan area network", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 372-383, Feb. 2003.

D. K. Hunter, M. H. M. Nizam, M. C. Chia, K. M. Guild, A. Tzanakaki, M. J. O'Mahony, J. D. Bainbridge, M. S. C. Stephens, R. V. Penty and I. H. White, "WASPNET: A wavelength switched packet network", IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 120-129, Mar. 1999.

F. Xue, Z. Pan, H. Yang, J. Yang, J. Cao, K. Okamoto, S. Kamei, V. Akella and S. J. B. Yoo, "Design and experimental demonstration of a variable-length optical packet routing system with unified contention resolution", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 2570-2581, Nov. 2004.

D. Klonidis, R. Nejabati, C. (T.) Politi, M. J. O'Mahony and D. Simeonidou, "Demonstration of a fully functional and controlled optical packet switch at 40 Gb/s", presented at the Proc. 30th Eur. Conf. Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden,Paper PD Th4.4.5, Sep. 2004.

R. Nejabati, D. Klonidis, D. Simeonidou and M. O'Mahony, "Demonstration of user-controlled network interface for sub-wavelength bandwidth-on-demand services", in Optical Fiber Communication Conf. (OFC), Anaheim, CA, Mar. 2005, pp. 240-242.

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