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Traffic engineering and signaling technologies in photonic-GMPLS-router networks

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5 Author(s)
Yamanaka, N. ; NTT Network Innovation Labs., Tokyo, Japan ; Okamoto, S. ; Kohei Shiomoto, ; Oki, E.
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This paper describes multilayer traffic engineering and signaling technologies in a photonic-GMPLS-router network. Multilayer traffic engineering, which yields the dynamic cooperation of IP and photonic layers, is described to provide IP services cost-effectively. To realize multilayer traffic engineering, we propose the OSPF extension, which advertises both the number of total wavelengths and the number of unreserved wavelengths, and the RSVP-TE extension, which realizes the least number of wavelength conversions. In addition, this paper presents a heuristic-based multilayer topology design scheme that uses IP traffic measurements in a generalized multiprotocol label switch (GMPLS). Our design scheme yields the optical label switch path (OLSP) network topology, i.e. OLSP placement, that minimizes network cost, in response to fluctuations in IP traffic demand. In other words, the OLSP network topology is dynamically reconfigured to match IP traffic demand. Networks are reconfigured by the proposed scheme so as to utilize the network resources cost-effectively.

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High Performance Switching and Routing, 2002. Merging Optical and IP Technologies. Workshop on

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