Abstract

Optical burst switching is a core architecture designed to reconcile the available optical technology with the increasing burstiness of traffic. However, disappointing performance in terms of high packet loss and/or low system utilization discouraged broader experimental implementations. A method to avoid these losses by first sending over the control channel a short scout packet that simulates the events that the actual burst will experience is proposed in this paper. Once the scout message detects a drop at any intermediate node, it returns back to the source to avert the payload emission and repeat the process. The way the control works results in essential service quality features, i.e., no loss of bursts, no out-of-order emissions, increased efficiency, much reduced delay variation, and graceful throttling of the load respecting the contracted rates.

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Comput. Commun. J. (1)

J. D. Angelopoulos, T. Orphanoudakis, "An ATM-friendly MAC for traffic concentration in HFC systems," Comput. Commun. J. 21, 516-529 (1998).

IEEE Commun. Mag. (2)

I. Baldine, G. N. Rouskas, H. G. Perros, D. Stevenson, "Jumpstart: A just-in-time signaling architecture for WDM burst-switched networks," IEEE Commun. Mag. 40, 82-89 (2002).

J. D. Angelopoulos, H.-C. Leligou, T. Argyriou, S. Zontos, E. Ringoot, T. Van Caenegem, "Efficient transport of packets with QoS in an FSAN-aligned GPON," IEEE Commun. Mag. 42, 92-98 (2004).

IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. (1)

J. Teng, G. N. Rouskas, "Wavelength selection in OBS networks using traffic engineering and priority-based concepts," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 23, 1658-1669 (2005).

IEEE/OSA J. Lightw. Technol. (3)

M. Düser, P. Bayvel, "Analysis of a dynamically wavelength-routed optical burst switched network architecture," IEEE/OSA J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 574-585 (2002).

C. Linardakis, H. C. Leligou, A. Stavdas, J. D. Angelopoulos, "Using explicit reservations to arbitrate access to a metropolitan system of slotted interconnected rings combining TDMA and WDMA," IEEE/OSA J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1576-1585 (2005).

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J. S. Turner, "Terabit burst switching," J. High Speed Netw. 8, 3-16 (1996).

C. Qiao, M. Yoo, "Optical burst switching (OBS)—A new paradigm for an optical Internet," J. High Speed Netw. 8, 69-84 (1999).

Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng.—Communications (1)

I. Widjaja, "Performance analysis of burst admission-control protocols," Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng.—Communications 142, 7-14 (1995).

Other (8)

V. Vokkarane, Q. Zhang, J. Jue, B. Chen, "Generalized burst assembly and scheduling techniques for QoS support in optical burst-switched networks," Proc. IEEE Globecom (2002) pp. 2747-2751.

S. Yao, S. J. Ben Yoo, B. Mukherjee, "A comparison study between slotted and unslotted all-optical packet-switched network with priority-based routing," Proc. OFC (2001) pp. TuK2-1-TuK2-3.

J. Ramamirtham, J. Turner, "Time sliced optical burst switching," Proc. IEEE INFOCOM (2003) pp. 2030-2038.

F. Farahmand, V. Vokkarane, J. P. Jue, "Practical priority contention resolution for slotted optical burst switching networks," Proc. 1st Int. WOBS (2003).

M. Yoo, C. Qiao, S. Dixit, "A comparative study of contention resolution policies in optical burst switched WDM networks," Proc. Conf. Terabit Opt. Netw.: Architecture, Control and Manage. Issues (2000) pp. 124-135.

Q. Zhang, V. M. Vokkarane, Y. Wang, J. P. Jue, "Evaluation of burst retransmission in optical burst-switched networks," Proc. IEEE/CreateNet BroadNets, Opt. Netw. Symp. (2005) pp. 297-303.

V. M. Vokkarane, J. P. Jue, S. Sitaraman, "Burst segmentation: An approach for reducing packet loss in optical burst switched networks," Proc. IEEE ICC (2002) pp. 2673-2677.

S. Gowda, R. K. Shenai, K. M. Sivalingam, H. C. Cankaya, "Performance evaluation of TCP over optical burst-switched (OBS) WDM networks," Proc. ICC (2003) pp. 1433-1437.

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