Identification of the Cut-Off Scale of OBS Ingress Traffic
Multiscaling traffic in Optical Burst Switching networks yields to considerably higher loss rates than monoscale traffic. The assembly policy at the edge of an OBS network can change the multiscaling characteristic of ingress traffic to monoscaling. The difficulty, however, is the identification of the cut-off scale of multiscaling traffic so that ingress traffic can be aggregated on scales larger than the cut-off one. This paper introduces a method for identifying the cut-off scales as well as proposes and evaluates different assembling policies.