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Dynamic Routing at Different Layers in IP-Over-WDM Networks - Maximizing Energy Savings

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Executive Summary

The authors estimate potential energy savings in IP-over-WDM networks achieved by switching off router line cards in low-demand hours. They compare three approaches to react on dynamics in the IP traffic over time, FUFL, DUFL and DUDL. They provide different levels of freedom in adjusting the routing of lightpaths in the WDM layer and the routing of demands in the IP layer. Using MILP models based on three realistic network topologies as well as realistic demands, power, and cost values, they show that already a simple monitoring of the lightpath utilization in order to deactivate empty line cards (FUFL) may bring substantial benefits. The most significant savings, however, are achieved by rerouting traffic in the IP layer (DUFL).

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