Optimized traffic profile for FlexGrid optical networks
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This work is focused on studying the connections’ bandwidth distribution effects on the FlexGrid network performance. An accurate study of spectrum occupancy in heavy loaded FlexGrid optical networks is carried out. This analysis is useful to figure out which traffic profiles are more suitable for this kind of networks. Two different cases are considered with respect to the offered connections. In the elastic case, connections sizes can take any value from 1 to a maximum number of spectrum slots. In the multi-rate case, only three connections sizes are allowed. It is demonstrated that by generating the connections with some specific statistical properties, the network performance is improved. These properties are derived from the theoretical study of spectrum occupation in ideal conditions. The main contribution of this work is therefore the proposal of an Optimum traffic profile which allows to efficiently use the spectrum in FlexGrid optical networks. The gain obtained by generating the proposed traffic profile is evaluated by means of simulations at the link as well as at the whole network level.
CitacióLiu, F., Comellas, J. Optimized traffic profile for FlexGrid optical networks. "Photonic network communications", 5 Maig 2017, p. 1-10.
Versió de l'editorhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11107-017-0701-4