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Cost-based burst dropping strategy in optical burst switching networks

Klusek, Bartlomiej and Murphy, John and Barry, Liam P. (2005) Cost-based burst dropping strategy in optical burst switching networks. In: ICTON 2005 - 7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 3-7 July 2005.

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Optical burst switching (OBS) is a new paradigm for future all-optical networks. Intentional burst dropping is one of techniques used to achieve desired quality of service. In this paper we note that some bursts are more likely to cause contention. We propose a cost function that can be used to predict the likelihood that a given burst will interfere with other traffic, then we explain how, by using this information a new burst dropping strategy can be designed. We compare our method with a random burst dropping technique and show that the cost-based approach offers a significant performance improvement.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:©2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2327
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 16:44 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 Mar 2009 15:34

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