A Hierarchical WDM-Based Scalable Data Center Network Architecture
Author(s)Modiano, Eytan H
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Massive data centers are at the heart of the Internet. The rapid growth of Internet traffic and the abundance of rich data-driven applications have raised the need for enormous network bandwidth. Towards meeting this growing traffic demand, optical interconnects have gained significant attention, as they can provide high throughput, low latency, and scalability. In particular, optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) provides the possibility to build data centers comprising of millions of servers, while providing hundreds of terabits per second bandwidth. In this paper, we propose a WDM-based Reconfigurable Hierarchical Optical Data Center Architecture (RHODA) that can satisfy future Internet traffic demands. To improve scalability, our DCN architecture is hierarchical, as it groups server racks into clusters. Cluster membership is reconfigurable through the use of optical switches. Each cluster enables heavy-traffic communication among the racks within. To support varying traffic patterns, the inter-cluster network topology and link capacities are also reconfigurable, which is achieved through the use of optical space switches and Wavelength Selective Switches (WSSs). Our simulation results demonstrate that in terms of average hop distance, RHODA outperforms OSA, FatTree and WaveCube by up to 81%, 66% and 60%, respectively.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
ICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Modiano, Eytan H. 2019. "A Hierarchical WDM-Based Scalable Data Center Network Architecture." ICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2019.
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