High Radix All-Optical Switches for Software-Defined Datacentre Networks

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Parsons, Nick; Hughes, Adam (Polatis Ltd., Cambridge, UK)
Jensen, Rich (Polatis Photonics, Inc., Bedford, MA, USA)

We review use cases for optical circuit switching (OCS) in datacentre networks and present results for a 384x384 port dark fibre OCS with median loss of 1.5dB. Challenges of scaling SDN-enabled OCS fabrics to greater than 50,000 endpoints are discussed.