Abstract

<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=7">Feature Issue on Optical Ethernet</a></p>We present a novel proposal for the extension of the currently approved multipoint control protocol (MPCP), as defined in the IEEE 802.3ah standard, clause 64, in the form of two new MPCP messages (extended GATE and extended REPORT), maintaining full backward compatibility with the already-deployed Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) systems and allowing for coexistence with legacy MPCP flow-control messages within the same network structure. Both currently existing logical-link identifier (LLID) assignment systems [namely, one LLID per optical network unit (ONU) and one LLID per queue] are examined in depth, and a missing scenario (one LLID per multiqueue) is discussed. Simulation results conducted using C++ based implementation of standard EPON networks with support for extended GATE-REPORT MPCP data units (DUs) prove that the design assumptions for both new flow-control messages were met to their fullest extent. The eGATE/eREPORT MPCP DUs allow for per-queue scheduling from the central packet controller in the optical line terminal (OLT) at the cost of ONU-based operation, thereby maintaining the benefits of two standard solutions. The obtained simulation results indicate superiority of the proposed IEEE 802.3ah, clause 64 extension in terms of network resource management, bandwidth efficiency, and system setup flexibility.

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2002 (3)

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'IPACT: a dynamic protocol for an Ethernet PON (EPON),' IEEE Commun. Mag. 40, 74-80 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Interleaved polling with adaptive cycle time (IPACT): a dynamic bandwidth distribution scheme in an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 4, 89-107 (2002).

2001 (1)

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Ethernet PON (ePON): design and analysis of an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 3, 307-319 (2001).

1997 (1)

P. Goyal, H. M. Vin, and H. Cheng, 'Start-time fair queuing: a scheduling algorithm for integrated services packet switching networks,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 5, 690-704 (1997).

Bennett, J. C. R.

J. C. R. Bennett and H. Zhang, 'WF2Q: worst-case fair weighted fair queueing,' presented at INFOCOM '96, San Francisco, Calif., April 7-11, 1996.

Cheng, H.

P. Goyal, H. M. Vin, and H. Cheng, 'Start-time fair queuing: a scheduling algorithm for integrated services packet switching networks,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 5, 690-704 (1997).

Demers, A.

A. Demers, S. Keshav, and S. Shenker, 'Analysis and simulation of a fair queueing algorithm,' J. Internetw. Res. Exp. 1, 3-26 (1990).

Dixit, S.

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

Golestani, S. J.

S. J. Golestani, 'A self-clocked fair queuing scheme for broadband application,' presented at INFOCOM '94, Toronto, Canada, June 12-16, 1994.

Goyal, P.

P. Goyal, H. M. Vin, and H. Cheng, 'Start-time fair queuing: a scheduling algorithm for integrated services packet switching networks,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 5, 690-704 (1997).

Gummalla, A.

D. Sala and A. Gummalla, 'PON functional requirements: services and performance,' presented at IEEE 802.3ah Meeting, Portland, Ore., July 9-13, 2001.

Hirt, R.

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

Keshav, S.

A. Demers, S. Keshav, and S. Shenker, 'Analysis and simulation of a fair queueing algorithm,' J. Internetw. Res. Exp. 1, 3-26 (1990).

Kramer, G.

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'IPACT: a dynamic protocol for an Ethernet PON (EPON),' IEEE Commun. Mag. 40, 74-80 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Interleaved polling with adaptive cycle time (IPACT): a dynamic bandwidth distribution scheme in an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 4, 89-107 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Ethernet PON (ePON): design and analysis of an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 3, 307-319 (2001).

G. Kramer, 'On configuring logical links in EPON' (2001), http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/667808.html.

G. Kramer and G. Pesavento, 'Enabling next generation Ethernet access with Ethernet passive optical networks,' presented at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Atlanta, Ga., March 23-28, 2003.

G. Kramer and G. Pesavento, 'EPON: challenges in building a next generation access network,' presented at 1st International Workshop on Community Networks and FTTH/P/x, Dallas, Tx., October 16, 2003.

G. Kramer, 'How efficient is EPON?' Teknovus, Inc. (2002).

Mukherjee, B.

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Interleaved polling with adaptive cycle time (IPACT): a dynamic bandwidth distribution scheme in an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 4, 89-107 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'IPACT: a dynamic protocol for an Ethernet PON (EPON),' IEEE Commun. Mag. 40, 74-80 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Ethernet PON (ePON): design and analysis of an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 3, 307-319 (2001).

Pesavento, G.

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'IPACT: a dynamic protocol for an Ethernet PON (EPON),' IEEE Commun. Mag. 40, 74-80 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Interleaved polling with adaptive cycle time (IPACT): a dynamic bandwidth distribution scheme in an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 4, 89-107 (2002).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Ethernet PON (ePON): design and analysis of an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 3, 307-319 (2001).

G. Kramer and G. Pesavento, 'Enabling next generation Ethernet access with Ethernet passive optical networks,' presented at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Atlanta, Ga., March 23-28, 2003.

G. Kramer and G. Pesavento, 'EPON: challenges in building a next generation access network,' presented at 1st International Workshop on Community Networks and FTTH/P/x, Dallas, Tx., October 16, 2003.

Sala, D.

D. Sala and A. Gummalla, 'PON functional requirements: services and performance,' presented at IEEE 802.3ah Meeting, Portland, Ore., July 9-13, 2001.

Shenker, S.

A. Demers, S. Keshav, and S. Shenker, 'Analysis and simulation of a fair queueing algorithm,' J. Internetw. Res. Exp. 1, 3-26 (1990).

Vin, H. M.

P. Goyal, H. M. Vin, and H. Cheng, 'Start-time fair queuing: a scheduling algorithm for integrated services packet switching networks,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 5, 690-704 (1997).

Ye, Y.

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

Zhang, H.

J. C. R. Bennett and H. Zhang, 'WF2Q: worst-case fair weighted fair queueing,' presented at INFOCOM '96, San Francisco, Calif., April 7-11, 1996.

Zhang, L.

L. Zhang, 'Virtual clock: a new traffic control algorithm for packet switching networks,' presented at ACM SIGCOMM'90, Philadelphia, Pa., September 24-27, 1990.

IEEE Commun. Mag. (1)

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'IPACT: a dynamic protocol for an Ethernet PON (EPON),' IEEE Commun. Mag. 40, 74-80 (2002).

IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. (1)

P. Goyal, H. M. Vin, and H. Cheng, 'Start-time fair queuing: a scheduling algorithm for integrated services packet switching networks,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 5, 690-704 (1997).

JOM (1)

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, S. Dixit, Y. Ye, and R. Hirt, 'Supporting differentiated classes of service in Ethernet passive optical networks,' JOM 1, 280-298 (2002).

Photon. Netw. Commun. (2)

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Ethernet PON (ePON): design and analysis of an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 3, 307-319 (2001).

G. Kramer, B. Mukherjee, and G. Pesavento, 'Interleaved polling with adaptive cycle time (IPACT): a dynamic bandwidth distribution scheme in an optical access network,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 4, 89-107 (2002).

Other (9)

G. Kramer, 'On configuring logical links in EPON' (2001), http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/667808.html.

D. Sala and A. Gummalla, 'PON functional requirements: services and performance,' presented at IEEE 802.3ah Meeting, Portland, Ore., July 9-13, 2001.

G. Kramer and G. Pesavento, 'Enabling next generation Ethernet access with Ethernet passive optical networks,' presented at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Atlanta, Ga., March 23-28, 2003.

G. Kramer and G. Pesavento, 'EPON: challenges in building a next generation access network,' presented at 1st International Workshop on Community Networks and FTTH/P/x, Dallas, Tx., October 16, 2003.

G. Kramer, 'How efficient is EPON?' Teknovus, Inc. (2002).

A. Demers, S. Keshav, and S. Shenker, 'Analysis and simulation of a fair queueing algorithm,' J. Internetw. Res. Exp. 1, 3-26 (1990).

J. C. R. Bennett and H. Zhang, 'WF2Q: worst-case fair weighted fair queueing,' presented at INFOCOM '96, San Francisco, Calif., April 7-11, 1996.

L. Zhang, 'Virtual clock: a new traffic control algorithm for packet switching networks,' presented at ACM SIGCOMM'90, Philadelphia, Pa., September 24-27, 1990.

S. J. Golestani, 'A self-clocked fair queuing scheme for broadband application,' presented at INFOCOM '94, Toronto, Canada, June 12-16, 1994.

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