The implementation of a low-latency optical packet switch architecture that is controllable while scaling to over thousand ports is investigated in this paper. Optical packet switches with thousand of input/output ports are promising devices to improve the performance of short link applications in Data Centers (DCs) or High Performance Computers (HPCs) environments. We show that classical switch architectures with a centralized control would not meet latency requirements of such applications. We present a WDM optical packet switch modular architecture with highly distributed control that allows scaling to over thousand ports while providing sub-microsecond end-to-end latencies.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 1-2 December 2011, Ghent, Belgium|
|Editors||P. Bienstman, G. Morthier, G. Roelkens, xx et al.|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2011, Ghent, Belgium - Ghent, Belgium|
Duration: 1 Dec 2011 → 2 Dec 2011
|Conference||16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2011, Ghent, Belgium|
|Period||1/12/11 → 2/12/11|