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Title: A bursts contention avoidance scheme based on streamline effect awareness and limited intermediate node buffering in the core network
Authors: Nleya, Bakhe
Chidzonga, Richard F. 
Keywords: Optical burst switching;Sttreamline effect;Congestion;Contention;Rrouting and wavelength assignment
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2020
Publisher: Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication
Source: Nleya, B. and Chidzonga, R. 2020. A bursts contention avoidance scheme based on streamline effect awareness and limited intermediate node buffering in the core net-work. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT). 9(6): 124-134.
Journal: International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT) 
In an Optical Burst Switched (OBS) network, data packets sourced from peripheral networks are assembled into huge sized data bursts. For each assembled data burst, an associated control signal in the form of a burst control packet is (BCP) is gen-erated and scheduled at an offset time ahead of the data burst. The offset timing is to allow for the pre-configuration of required re-sources at all subsequent intermediate nodes prior to the actual data burst’s arrival. In that way, the data burst will fly-by each node and hence no requirement for temporary buffering at all in-termediate nodes. An operational requirement of an OBS network is that it be loss-less as in that way a consistent as well as acceptable quality of service (QoS) for all applications and services it serves as a platform can be guaranteed. Losses in such a network are mainly caused by improper provisioning as well as dimensioning of re-sources thus leading to contentions among bursts and consequently discarding of some of the contending data bursts. Key to both pro-visioning as well as proper dimensioning of the available resources in an optimized way is the implementation of effective routing and wavelength (RWA) that will seclude any data losses due to conten-tion occurrences. On the basis of the effects of the streamline effect (SLE), that is, effectively secluding primary contention among flows (streams) in the network, we propose in this paper a limited intermediate buffering that couples with SLE aware prioritized RWA (LIB-PRWA) scheme that combats secondary contention as well. The scheme makes routing decisions such as selection of pri-mary and deflection routes based on current resources states in the candidate paths. A performance comparison of the proposed scheme is carried out and simulation results demonstrate its com-parative abilities to effectively reduce losses as well as maintaining both high network resources utilization as well as QoS.
ISSN: 2249-8958
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