High performance flat data center networks based on scalable flow-controlled optical switches

N. Calabretta, W. Miao, F. Yan, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We present a novel high performance flat data center network employing bufferless and distributed fast (sub-microsecond) optical switches with wavelength, space, and time switching operation. A 4×4 prototypes optical switches based on off-the-shelf components has been employed in the experiments to assess the data center network in terms of latency and packet loss. Experimental results and investigation study show less than 10 ̂-5 packet loss and 640ns end-to-end latency with 0.4 load and 16-packet size buffer. Numerical investigation on the performance of the systems when the port number of the optical switch is scaled to 32×32 system indicate that more than 1000 ToRs each with Terabit/s interface can be interconnected providing a Petabit/s capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Photonics in Switching (PS 2015), 22-25 September 2015, Florence, Italy
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages91-93
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8821-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2015 - Convitto della Calza , Florence, Italy
Duration: 22 Sep 201525 Sep 2015
http://www.ps2015.com/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2015
Abbreviated titlePS 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period22/09/1525/09/15
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