A Distributed Scheduling Algorithm for an Optical Switching Fabric

A. Bianco, E. Carta, D. Cuda, J. M. Finochietto, F. Neri
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications  
Designing switching architectures for network routers and switches needs to consider limits imposed by the electronic technology, like small bandwidth×distance factors, power density constraints, energy consumption and dissipation issues. Introducing optical technologies to implement switching functions can overcome several of the current design limits. We propose a cost-effective architecture implementing an optical switch without any need for optoelectronic conversion within the switching
more » ... ic. We further propose a distributed scheduling scheme, based on an extension of the Fasnet protocol, and we compare it to classical centralized scheduling algorithms, showing that a distributed scheduler can provide performance comparable to the ones offered by more complex centralized schedulers.
doi:10.1109/icc.2008.1017 dblp:conf/icc/BiancoCCFN08 fatcat:c3gjysmnnba4xbxiiqxsgyljbi