In this paper a novel control plane for hybrid opticalswitching (HOS) networks is proposed. The control plane employsgeneralized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS) for configuringthe virtual topology, and for establishing and tearing downthe label switched paths. The management of the different trafficgranularities, including resource reservation and data scheduling,is yielded by the HOS control layer. Furthermore, the architectureof a node that can be managed by the proposed control plane isintroduced, and a model for its power consumption evaluation ispresented. The power consumption of the considered architectureis then compared with the power consumption of a current IPelectronic router. Performance and power consumption of theproposed HOS network are evaluated through the use of anevent-driven simulator.
Analysis of a GMPLS Enabled Hybrid Optical Switching Network / M., Fiorani; Casoni, Maurizio; S., Aleksic. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012), pp. 1-6. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2012 16th International Conference on Optical Networking Design and Modelling, ONDM 2012 tenutosi a Colchester, gbr nel April 17-20, 2012) [10.1109/ONDM.2012.6210186].