1st International ICST Workshop on Service Aware Optical Grid Networks

Research Article

Manycast Service in Optical Burst/Packet Switched (OBS/OPS) Networks (Invited Paper)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02080-3_24,
        author={Vinod Vokkarane and Balagangadhar Bathula},
        title={Manycast Service in Optical Burst/Packet Switched (OBS/OPS) Networks (Invited Paper)},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Service Aware Optical Grid Networks},
        proceedings_a={OPTICAL GRIDS},
        keywords={WDM QoS GoOBS Manycasting},
  • Vinod Vokkarane
    Balagangadhar Bathula
    Year: 2012
    Manycast Service in Optical Burst/Packet Switched (OBS/OPS) Networks (Invited Paper)
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02080-3_24
Vinod Vokkarane1,*, Balagangadhar Bathula2,*
  • 1: University of Massachusetts
  • 2: University of Leeds
*Contact email: vvokkarane@umassd.edu, b.bathula@leeds.ac.uk


Recently there is an emergence of many Internet applications such as distributed interactive simulations (DIS), and high-performance scientific computations such Grid computing. These applications require huge amount of bandwidth and a viable communication paradigm to coordinate with multiple sources and destinations. In this work we propose variation of multicasting called quorumcasting or manycasting. In manycasting destinations are to be determined rather than given unlike in the case of multicasting. We first present a need to support manycasting over OBS networks. Quality of Service (QoS) policies implemented in IP does apply does not apply for optical burst switched (OBS) networks, as the optical counterpart for store-and forward model does not exist. Hence there is a need to support QoS for manycasting over OBS networks. In this work we focus on QoS parameters such as contention, optical signal quality, reliability, and propagation delay. Burst loss in OBS network can occur due to contention or bit-error rate (BER). We propose algorithms to decrease the overall burst loss. We show that IP based manycasting has poor performance compared to our proposed algorithms. Our simulation results are verified with the help of analytical model. This work is further extended as to multi-constrained manycast problem (MCMP). In this problem, we address the burst scheduling for multiple QoS constraints. We propose algorithms to minimize burst loss based on given service requirements. The goal of this work is to develop service-oriented optical networks (SOON) for many emerging Internet applications.