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Modelling and performance evaluation of optical burst switched networks with deflection routing and wavelength reservation

A Zalesky, H Le Vu, Z Rosberg, EWM Wong, M Zukerman

IEEE INFOCOM 2004: THE CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, VOLS 1-4, PROCEEDINGS | IEEE | Published : 2004

Abstract

Methods to resolve wavelength contention are needed to improve the performance of optical burst switched (OBS) networks. Network simulations and Markovian queuing models for nodes in isolation have suggested that deflection routing (alternate routing) may be a viable method to resolve wavelength contention. However, we show that deflection routing may destabilise OBS networks operating at high loads. To prevent the destabilising effect of deflection routing, we propose and analyse a technique called wavelength reservation to intentionally limit the amount of deflection at high loads. Wavelength reservation is analogous to trunk reservation in circuit switched networks. This paper is the firs..

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