publication . Master thesis . 2017

Passive Optical Top-of-Rack Interconnect for Data Center Networks

Cheng, Yuxin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: KTH, Optical Network Laboratory (ON Lab)
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Optical networks offering ultra-high capacity and low energy consumption per bit are considered as a good option to handle the rapidly growing traffic volume inside data center (DCs). However, most of the optical interconnect architectures proposed for DCs so far are mainly focused on the aggregation/core tiers of the data center networks (DCNs), while relying on the conventional top-of-rack (ToR) electronic packet switches (EPS) in the access tier. A large number of ToR switches in the current DCNs brings serious scalability limitations due to high cost and power consumption. Thus, it is important to investigate and evaluate new optical interconnects tailored f...
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free text keywords: Optical communications, data center interconnects, MAC protocol, dynamic bandwidth allocation., Engineering and Technology, Teknik och teknologier, Communication Systems, Kommunikationssystem
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