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Improving energy efficiency in optical cloud networks by exploiting anycast routing

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5 Author(s)
Buysse, J. ; INTEC-IBCN, Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium ; Cavdar, C. ; De Leenheer, M. ; Dhoedt, B.
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Exploiting anycast routing significantly reduces optical network and server energy usage. In this work we present a case study showing that intelligently selecting destinations and routes thereto, while switching off unused (network) elements, cuts power consumption by around 20% and saves network resources by 29%.

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Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition, 2011. ACP. Asia

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13-16 Nov. 2011