Abstract

Scalability of packet switches and Internet routers depends on the characteristics, performance, and technology of the switching fabric. Here a terabit optical fast packet-switching matrix, developed at Alcatel, is presented and put into perspective with respect to trends observed in electronic implementations.

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N. Sahri, D. Prieto, S. Silvestre, D. Keller, F. Pommerau, M. Renaud, O. Rofidal, A. Dupas, F. Dorgeuille, and D. Chiaroni, "A highly integrated 32-SOA gates optoelectronic module suitable for IP multi-terabit optical packet routers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2001), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), Postdeadline paper PD32-P1-3.

Alcatel Telecommunications Review

H. Decuypere, B. Pauwels, and G. Marx, "Advanced switching technology enabler for core router scalability," Alcatel Telecommunications Review (Alcatel, 3rd Quarter 2002), pp. 231-237.

Bell Syst. Tech. J.

C. Clos, "A study of non-blocking switching networks," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 32, 406-424 (1953).

IEEE Commun. Mag.

M. Renaud, F. Masetti, C. Guillemot, and B. Bostica, "Network and system concepts for transparent optical packet switching," IEEE Commun. Mag. 35 (April 1997), pp. 96-102.

C. Qiao, "Labeled optical burst switching for IP-over-WDM integration," IEEE Commun. Mag. (September 2000), pp. 104-114.

IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw.

N. McKeown "The iSLIP scheduling algorithm for input-queued switches," IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 7, 188-201 (1999).

Other

B. Dally, "A single chip terabit switch," presented at Hot Chips XIII, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., 19-21 August 2001.

Broadcom Corporation, "New family of high performance .13 micron CMOS 10 Gbit/s transceivers," product brief available at <a href="http://www.broadcom.com/">http://www.broadcom.com/</a>.

J. S. Turner, "WDM burst switching for petabit data networks," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2000), Vol. 37 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper WD2-1, pp. 47-49.

D. Chiaroni is preparing a manuscript to be called "Packet switching matrix: a key element for the backbone and the metro."

Dallas Analyst Conference, Dallas, Tex., November 2000.

RHK, "Internet traffic soars, while revenues glide," Ryan Perspective Rep. (May 2002), <a href="http://www.rhk.com/">http://www.rhk.com/</a>.

D. Wiemer, R. Robotham, D. Zriny, and C. Martin, Alcatel internal study (personal communication, March 2003).

F. Masetti, D. Zriny, D. Verchère, J. Blanton, T. Kim, J. Talley, D. Chiaroni, A. Jourdan, J.-C. Jacquinot, C. Coeurjolly, P. Poignant, M. Renaud, G. Eilenberger, S. Bunse, W. Latenschleager, J. Wolde, and U. Bilgak, "Design and implementation of a multi-terabit optical burst/packet router prototype," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2002), Vol. 70 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper.

Dupas, B. Lavigne, W. Lautenschlaeger, and S. Schabel, "10 Gbit/s RZ asynchronous packet mode receiver with high input power dynamic for future optical packet switching systems," postdeadline paper presented at Photonics in Switching 2001, Monterey, California, 12-15 June 2001.

D. Chiaroni, A. Jourdan, T. Zami, N. Le Sauze, E. Dotaro, J. Y. Emery, and L. Tancevski, "Towards 10Tbit/s optical packet routers for backbone," presented at the 26th European Conference on Optical Communications 2000 (ECOC 2000), Munich, Germany, 3-7 September 2000.

I. Keslassy, S.-T. Chuang, K. Yu, M. Horowitz, N. McKeown, D. Miller, and O. Solgaard, "Scaling Internet routers using optics," presented at ACM SIGCOMM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 25-29 August 2003.

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