Date Added: Sep 2009
The future Internet is rapidly emerging with a new set of very challenging requirements. It must support exponentially rising traffic volume with scalability, performance, and low power consumption. At the same time, new emerging applications require higher degrees of security, utilization, and quality of service. A unified networking platform in support of voice, data, and multimedia applications is attractive especially on a high-capacity optical layer. Optical Packet Switching (OPS) provides a platform for unified optical networking using the packet as a common denominator for supporting diverse traffic.