GMPLS energy efficiency scheme for green photonic networks

Mohd Nazri Bin Mohd Warip, Ivan Glesk, Ivan Andonovic

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Since its emergence the internet has been a significant part of today's modern living. Defined by its interconnections and routing policies, it has fuelled increased demands for provisioning of new more advanced services that are able to dynamically react to changes within the network. These services however, lead to enormous energy consumption in contrast to a global drive for a greener environment. Hence the existence of an optical infrastructure that complies with the principles of zero-carbon emission is imperative. Subsequently, in this paper, we present an energy model of Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) network for more power efficient Green Photonic Networks. We are proposing a greener network design based on a novel routing algorithm to deliver power reduction through implementation of so called "Hibernation" approach. The scheme includes network topology such as group the nodes configuration, segmentation of the link/ports, and wavelength provisioning via partitioning. The performance evaluations of these energy saving schemes are investigated by including various challenging issue on "greening the internet" and reduces carbon footprint. In addition, to study the impact of wavelength request, blocking probability and power consumption in relation to network load is taken into account. A trade-off is observed between energy per bit, wavelengths offered (Erlang) and blocking probability as a result of the idling nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424477999
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2010


  • generalized multiprotocol label switching
  • hibernation approach
  • GMPLS energy efficiency scheme
  • green photonic network
  • wavelength provisioning


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