A realistic energy-oriented model is necessary to formally characterize the energy consumption and the consequent carbon footprint of actual and future high-capacity
WDM networks. The energy model describes the energy consumption of the various network elements (NE) and predicts their energy consumption behavior under different traffic loads and for the diverse traffic types, including all optical and electronic traffic, O/E/O conversions, 3R regenerations, add/drop multiplexing, etc. Besides, it has to be scalable and simple to
implement, manage and modify according to the new architecture and technologies advancements. In this paper, we discuss the most relevant energy models present in the literature highlighting possible advantages, drawbacks and utilization scenarios in order to provide the research community with an
overview over the different energy characterization frameworks that are currently being employed in WDM networks.
CitationRicciardi, S. [et al.]. Energy-oriented models for WDM networks. A: International ICST Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (Broadnets). "7th International ICST Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems". Atenas: 2010, p. 1-4.
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