Abstract

This paper reports on the first user/application-driven multi-technology optical sub-wavelength network for intra/inter Data-Centre (DC) communications. Two DCs each with distinct sub-wavelength switching technologies, frame based synchronous TSON and packet based asynchronous OPST are interconnected by a WSON inter-DC communication. The intra/inter DC testbed demonstrates ultra-low latency (packet-delay <270µs and packet-delay-variation (PDV)<10µs) flexible data-rate traffic transfer by point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-(multi)point connectivity, highly suitable for cloud based applications and high performance computing (HPC). The extended GMPLS-PCE-SLAE based control-plane enables innovative application-driven end-to-end sub-wavelength path setup and resource reservation across the multi technology data-plane, which has been assessed for as many as 25 concurrent requests.

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C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Amaya, N.

Cervelló-Pastor, C.

Gill, V.

C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hong, L.

C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kamalov, V.

C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Koley, B.

C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lam, C. F.

C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Qin, Y.

Simeonidou, D.

Triay, J.

Xiaoxue, Z.

C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zervas, G. S.

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C. F. Lam, L. Hong, B. Koley, Z. Xiaoxue, V. Kamalov, and V. Gill, “Fiber optic communication technologies: What's needed for datacenter network operations,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(7), 32–39 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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A. Vahdat, L. Hong, Z. Xiaoxue, and C. Johnson, “The emerging optical data center,” in Conference of Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NOFEC 2011), pp. 1–3.

Enterasys Networks, Inc: Data Center Networking Enterasys Connectivity and Topology Design Guide Enterasys Networks, Inc (2011), http://www.enterasys.com/company/literature/datacenter-design-guide-wp.pdf .

S. J. B. Yoo, Y. Yawei, and W. Ke, “Intra and inter datacenter networking: The role of optical packet switching and flexible bandwidth optical networking,” in conference of Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM) (2012), Vol. 16, pp.1–6.

B. R. Rofoee, G. Zervas, Y. Yan, D. Simeonidou, G. Bernini, G. Carrozzo, N. Ciulli, J. Levins, M. Basham, J. Dunne, M. Georgiades, A. Belovidov, L. Andreou, D. Madrigal, J. Aracil, V. Lopez, and J. P. F. Palacios, First Demonstration of Ultra-low Latency Intra/Inter DC Heterogeneous Multi Technology Optical Sub-wavelength Network using extended GMPLS-PCE control-plane” in European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) Post Deadline (Th.3.D), 2012.

Juniper Networks, “Cloud Ready Data Center Network Design Guide”, http://www.juniper.net/us/en/local/pdf/design-guides/8020014-en.pdf , (2012).

G. S. Zervas, B. R. Rofoee, Y. Yan, D. Simeonidou, G. Bernini, G. Carrozzo, and N. Ciulli, “Control and transport of Time Shared Optical Networks (TSON) in metro areas,” Future Network & Mobile Summit (FutureNetw), 2012, vol., no., pp.1–9, 4–6 July 2012.

Y. Yan, G. S. Zervas, Y. Qin, B. R. Rofoee, and D. Simeonidou, “High Performance and Flexible FPGA-Based Time Shared Optical Network (TSON) Metro Node” in European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) (We.3.D), 2012.

K. Nashimoto, K. Kudzuma, and D. Han, “Nano-second response, polarization insensitive and low-power consumption PLZT 4×4 matrix optical switch,” in conference of Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC), 2011.

P. Pan and T. Nadeau, “Software-Defined Network (SDN) Problem Statement and Use Cases for Data Center Applications” in IEFT Internet Draft, October 2011, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pan-sdn-dc-problem-statement-and-use-cases-01 , (2011).

MAINS deliverable 2.2. URL: http://ist-mains.eu/wiki/index.php?title=File:MAINS_WP2_D2.2_XML1_v0.5.zip .

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(a) Network topology and formation for DC applications (b) Network implementation details in data-plane and control-plane, (c) Network topology and formation view with the corresponding components.

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TSON FPGA function blocks.

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TSON data-plane synchronisation protocol.

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TSON resource allocation for setting up LSPs, (a) allocated slices for LSP1, (b) allocated slices for LSP2 in addition to LSP1.

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OPST system data-plane and internal management system.

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OPST system function blocks for sending and receiving optical bursts.

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GMPLS main blocks and vertical structure.

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a) Time-Slice Label Object; b) Flexible Time-Slice Assignment TLV; c) Time-Slice availability sub-TLV; c) Calendar event sub-TLV.

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Different connectivity services: (a) Multipoint-to-point, (b) Multipoint-to-Multipoint, (c) Multi-Path routing.

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Control-plane latency (service establishment) results for concurrent path requests.

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Data-plane latency results for different bitrates.

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(a) Data-plane PDV for 64 Byte packets, (b) Data-plane PDV for 1500 Byte packets.

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