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Stochastic energy-efficiency optimization in photonic networking by use of master-slave equipment configurations

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2 Author(s)
Parker, M.C. ; Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Essex, Colchester, UK ; Walker, S.D.

We describe a stochastically-based master-slave dual system configuration approach to photonic networking design enabling intrinsic energy-efficiencies to dynamically approach comparable single-device systems that are fully elastic with respect to presented traffic loads. We show analytically that energy-efficiency improvements of more than 90% are statistically possible by adopting a master-slave design configuration. In addition to enabling a lower carbon footprint, our approach allows system switching-speed tolerances to be relaxed, and also improves system reliability as compared with a fully elastic, single-device approach.

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Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), 2012 16th International Conference on

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17-20 April 2012