Examining network-wide architectures and protocols to support packet use of WDM.
Packet over Wavelengths (POW) is a project that examines architectures for optical packet routing using protocols for the dynamic allocation of Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) paths. As part of this project, we have developed a protocol called the Simple Wavelength Assignment Protocol (SWAP) which enables the establishment of WDM paths. We are currently enhancing SWAP and evaluating its behavior under different traffic conditions.
Joe Bannister, Joe Touch – co-PIs
Purushotham Kamath, Stephen Suryaputra – students
To evaluate the benefits of Packet over Wavelengths, we have modified the Network Simulator tool to support the SWAP protocol.
The SWAP simulator source code and scripts are available here.
The system is based on the Network Simulator (ns-allinone-2.1b6) and was evaluated using the lbl-pkt-5 traces, NLANR traces, and New Zealand (Auckland) – US link traces .
- Network traffic aggregation protocol for LANs
- S. Suryaputra, J. Touch, J. Bannister, “Simple Wavelength Assignment Protocol,” in Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, John M. Senior, Sudhir Dixit, Chunming Qiao, Editors, Proceeding of SPIE Vol. 4213, pp. 220-233 (2000) (Proc. Photonics East). A previous version appeared as an ISI Technical report, TR-99-473, October 1999.
- J. Bannister, J. Touch, A. Willner, S. Suryaputra, “How Many Wavelengths Do We Really Need in an Internet Optical Backbone?” in Protocols for High-Speed Networks VI, eds. J. Touch and J. Sterbenz, Kluwer, 1999.
- K. Merchant, J. McGeehan, A. Willner, S. Ovadia, P. Kamath, J. Touch, J., Bannister, “Analysis of an Optical Burst Switching Router with Tunable Multiwavelength Recirculating Buffers,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, V23, N10, Oct. 2005, pp. 3302-3312. Previously: K. Merchant, J. McGeehan, A. Willner, S. Ovadia, P. Kamath, J. Touch, J. Bannister, “Performance Evaluation of a Router with Tunable Recirculating Buffers in an Optical Burst Switching Environment,” Proc. Broadnets 2004, San Jose, CA, Oct. 2004.