Journal article

To Burst or Circuit Switch?

Andrew Zalesky

IEEE-ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

We develop, analyze and then numerically compare performance models of a fast-adapting and centrally controlled form of optical circuit switching (OCS) with a conservative form of optical burst switching (OBS). For the first time, we consider a unified model comprising both: edge buffers at which arriving packets are aggregated and enqueued according to a vacation-type service discipline with nondeterministic set-up times, together with a core network comprising switches arbitrarily interconnected via fibers to allow transmission of packets from an edge buffer to their desired egress point through use of a dynamic signaling process to establish a lightpath, and in the case of OCS, also ackno..

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Manuscript received December 04, 2005; revised May 01, 2007 and December 02, 2007; approved by IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING Editor J. Yates. First published May 16, 2008; current version published February 19, 2009. This work was supported by the Australian Research Council and the American Australian Association Education Fund.