All-Optical Switching Data Center Network Supporting 100Gbps Upgrade and Mixed-Line-Rate Interoperability

Date Added: Jun 2011
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Over an 8-rack, 32-server WDM-based all-optical switching data center network, the authors show the network upgrade using single-wavelength or multi-wavelength 100 Gbps signals, and further show the mixed-line-rate interoperability between 100 Gbps and 10 Gbps signals. As one of the fast growing sectors in the internet applications, Data Center Networks (DCN) have been generating huge demand on communication bandwidth. For intra DCN communications, through which thousands of computer servers are networked, small form factor optical transceivers and parallel optical transmissions have been adopted to boost the link capacity.