Performance Evaluation of IP over Cost-Optimized Optical Multilayer Networks with SRLGs

Conference: Photonische Netze - 9. ITG-Fachtagung
04/28/2008 - 04/29/2008 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

Pages: 9Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Duelli, Michael; Hartmann, Matthias; Menth, Michael (University of Wuerzburg, Institute of Computer Science, Department of Distributed Systems, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany)
Hülsermann, Ralf; Düser, Michael (T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH, Goslarer Ufer 35, 10589 Berlin, Germany)

The design of optical transport and IP networks is investigated with respect to the effect on overall network performance when the two aspects are combined in the same network architecture. The focus is on the identification of advantages in the joint design of IP and transport networks, as well as on the shortcomings and network bottlenecks which may result from sub-optimal design. The impact of different IP routing strategies (shortest path, equal-cost multipath) on the network utilization is quantified, and potential sources for overload in the IP domain are determined. Simulations were carried out to systematically assess technical metrics like link utilization and economic parameters such as cost for a 50-node transport network with line rates up to 40 Gbit/s. The impact of fiber cuts was taken into account, leading to multiple logical IP links to fail simultaneously, i.e. shared risk link groups (SRLGs), and triggering massive IP rerouting. Applying the results allows to identify bottlenecks in the design, and to devise mechanisms which allow cost-optimal network design of future IP and optical transport networks.