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On the energy efficiency of physical topology design for IP over WDM networks

Dong, X, El-Gorashi, TEH and Elmirghani, JMH (2012) On the energy efficiency of physical topology design for IP over WDM networks. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 30 (12). 1931 - 1942 . ISSN 0733-8724


The energy consumption of information and communications technology networks is increasing rapidly as a result of the Internet expansion in reach and capacity. In this paper, we investigate energy-efficient physical topologies for backbone IP over wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) networks.We develop a mixed integer linear programming model to optimize the physical topology of IP over WDM networks with the objective of minimizing the network total power consumption. We consider the National Science Foundation network topology and compare its energy consumption with the energy consumption of optimized physical topologies under different IP overWDMapproaches and nodal degree constraints. We study the physical topology optimization under a symmetric full-mesh connectivity traffic matrix and an asymmetric traffic demand, where data centers create a hot node scenario in the network. We also investigate the power savings obtained by deploying topologies that eliminate the need for IP routers, including a full-mesh topology and a star topology. Simulation results show that the full-mesh and star topologies result in significant power savings of 95% and 92%, respectively. Furthermore, the optimization of the physical topology is investigated considering the presence of renewable energy sources in the network. The results show that optimizing the physical topology increases the utilization of the renewable energy sources.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 10:32
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2012.2186557
Status: Published
Publisher: IEEE
Identification Number: 10.1109/JLT.2012.2186557
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43894

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