Chapter 19

Novel Architectures for Streaming/Routing in Optical Networks

Vincent W.S. Chan,    EECS, Joan & Irwin Jacobs Professor, MIT, US

19.1 Introduction and Historical Perspectives on Connection and Connectionless Oriented Optical Transports

Most future growth of Internet data volume will not merely result from more users with the same application rate demands, but also from the dramatic increase in data rate demand of emerging applications, such as a new computing and storage paradigm using the network as a service bus as depicted in Figure 19.1. A significant portion of these new applications will be comprised of bursty and unscheduled large transactions that can make up most of the traffic volume of the Internet with its traffic exhibiting ...

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