Green Communications and Networking. First International Conference, GreeNets 2011, Colmar, France, October 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Power Reduction in WDM Mesh Networks Using Grooming Strategies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_9,
        author={Farid Farahmand and M. Hasan and Joel Rodrigues},
        title={Power Reduction in WDM Mesh Networks Using Grooming Strategies},
        proceedings={Green Communications and Networking. First International Conference, GreeNets 2011, Colmar, France, October 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={GREENETS},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={Green Networking Energy Efficiency Optical Networks Routing and Traffic Grooming},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_9}
    }
    
  • Farid Farahmand
    M. Hasan
    Joel Rodrigues
    Year: 2012
    Power Reduction in WDM Mesh Networks Using Grooming Strategies
    GREENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_9
Farid Farahmand1,*, M. Hasan2,*, Joel Rodrigues3,*
  • 1: Sonoma State University
  • 2: Elizabeth City State University
  • 3: University of Beira Interior
*Contact email: farid.farahmand@sonoma.edu, mmhasan@mail.ecsu.edu, joeljr@ieee.org

Abstract

This work reports on the benefits of using energy-efficient grooming strategies in WDM mesh networks in terms of the overall network power consumption. We examine a key enabling node architecture called tap-or-pass (TOP) and demonstrate how it can support lightpath and lightpath . Using these grooming concepts we propose several grooming strategies. Through extensive simulation, we demonstrate that, given a network with dynamic traffic requests, the proposed grooming strategies lead to considerable energy saving and comparable request blocking, in particular when the network load is moderate.