Performance of dynamic many-to-many routing in WDM and Elastic Optical Networks

In this paper, we compare performance of fixed-grid Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Elastic Optical Networks (EONs) in dynamic provisioning of many-to-many (m2m) flows. Currently, with a growth of services relying on many-to-many communication paradigm such as distributed computing, inter-Data Center communication, content delivery networking or other requiring high-bandwidth in group communication, it is vital to deliver new solutions facilitating these demanding transmissions.

Therefore, the authors investigate provisioning of m2m traffic in high-performance optical networks. This work focuses on dynamic Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) problem in WDM networks as well as Routing and Spectrum Allocation (RSA) problem in EONs for m2m flows using replicated communication through auxiliary rendezvous servers.