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Archon: a function programmable optical interconnect architecture for transparent intra and inter data center SDM/TDM/WDM networking

Archon: a function programmable optical interconnect architecture for transparent intra and inter data center SDM/TDM/WDM networking
Archon: a function programmable optical interconnect architecture for transparent intra and inter data center SDM/TDM/WDM networking
This paper reports all-optical, function programmable, transparent, intra-inter data center networking (DCN) using space and time division multiplexing (SDM/TDM) within data centers and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) between data centers. A multi-element fiber (MEF) is used for SDM transmission to provide a large quantity of optical links between the top-of-racks (ToRs) and the function programmable cluster switch. Beam-steering large-port-count fiber switches (LPFS), used as central cluster switches and inter-cluster switch, provide a single hop optical circuit switching (OCS) solution, and also enable network function programmability for DCN to support variable traffic patterns and different network functions. A TDM switch as a plug-in function provides intra-cluster communication with variable capacity and low latency. The flat-structured intra data center architecture, with a circuit-switched SDM and TDM hybrid network enables scalable, large-capacity and low-latency DCN communication. In addition, all-optical ToR-to-ToR inter-DCN is realized through metro/core networks. A highly-nonlinear fiber (HNLF) based all-optical SDM-to-WDM converter transfers three SDM signals to 3-carrier spectral superchannel signals, which are transmitted to the destination DCN, through the metro/core networks. The all-optical ToR-ToR cross-DCN connections enable the geographically distributed DCNs to appear as one big data center.
data center networking, optical interconnects, space division multiplexing, time division multiplexing
0733-8724
1586-1595
Yan, Shuangyi
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Hugues-Salas, Emilio
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Rancaño, Victor
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Saridis, George M.
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Zervas, Georgios
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Saridis, George M.
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Peters, Adaranijo
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Jain, Saurabh
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May-Smith, Timothy
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Yan, Shuangyi, Hugues-Salas, Emilio, Rancaño, Victor, Shu, Yi, Saridis, George M., Rahimzadeh Rofoee, Bijan, Yan, Yan, Peters, Adaranijo, Jain, Saurabh, May-Smith, Timothy, Petropoulos, Periklis, Richardson, David J., Zervas, Georgios and Simeonidou, Dimitra (2015) Archon: a function programmable optical interconnect architecture for transparent intra and inter data center SDM/TDM/WDM networking. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33 (8), 1586-1595. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2015.2392554).

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This paper reports all-optical, function programmable, transparent, intra-inter data center networking (DCN) using space and time division multiplexing (SDM/TDM) within data centers and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) between data centers. A multi-element fiber (MEF) is used for SDM transmission to provide a large quantity of optical links between the top-of-racks (ToRs) and the function programmable cluster switch. Beam-steering large-port-count fiber switches (LPFS), used as central cluster switches and inter-cluster switch, provide a single hop optical circuit switching (OCS) solution, and also enable network function programmability for DCN to support variable traffic patterns and different network functions. A TDM switch as a plug-in function provides intra-cluster communication with variable capacity and low latency. The flat-structured intra data center architecture, with a circuit-switched SDM and TDM hybrid network enables scalable, large-capacity and low-latency DCN communication. In addition, all-optical ToR-to-ToR inter-DCN is realized through metro/core networks. A highly-nonlinear fiber (HNLF) based all-optical SDM-to-WDM converter transfers three SDM signals to 3-carrier spectral superchannel signals, which are transmitted to the destination DCN, through the metro/core networks. The all-optical ToR-ToR cross-DCN connections enable the geographically distributed DCNs to appear as one big data center.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 January 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 January 2015
Published date: 15 April 2015
Keywords: data center networking, optical interconnects, space division multiplexing, time division multiplexing
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 375793
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375793
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: ab86ffe5-ada0-41d6-a87c-fb30b581ac0a
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 14 Apr 2015 12:23
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:24

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Author: Shuangyi Yan
Author: Emilio Hugues-Salas
Author: Victor Rancaño
Author: Yi Shu
Author: George M. Saridis
Author: Bijan Rahimzadeh Rofoee
Author: Yan Yan
Author: Adaranijo Peters
Author: Saurabh Jain
Author: Timothy May-Smith
Author: Georgios Zervas
Author: Dimitra Simeonidou

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