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A passive optical pod interconnect for high performance data centers

Abstract : We propose an original approach for realizing an all-optical data center interconnect. This consists in interconnecting racks of servers by WDM channels via an optical coupler and applying an EPON-like dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) algorithm. We apply this approach to design a switch-free, pod-sized data center interconnect that we call POPI for Passive Optical Pod Interconnect. Bandwidth sharing is realized by a central controller that implements an original MAC protocol and DBA algorithm. We evaluate latency and throughput performance, accounting for the dynamic, stochastic nature of data center traffic.
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Indre Raluca-Maria, Jelena Pesic, James Roberts. A passive optical pod interconnect for high performance data centers. ONDM 2014 - International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling, May 2014, Stockholm, Sweden. pp.84 - 89. ⟨hal-01221587⟩



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