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Optical grids are widely deployed to solve complex problems we are facing today. An important aspect of the supporting network is resiliency i.e. the ability to overcome network failures. In contrast to classical network protection schemes, we will not necessarily provide a back-up path between the source and the original destination. Instead, we will try to relocate the job to another server location if this means that we can provide a backup path which comprises less wavelengths than the one the traditional scheme would suggest. This relocation can be backed up by the grid specific anycast principle: a user generally does not care where his job is executed and is only interested in its results. We present ILP formulations for both resilience schemes and we evaluate them in a case study on an European network topology.
Date of Conference: 25-28 Oct. 2009