A demonstration of ultra-low-latency data center optical circuit switching

  • Farrington N
  • Porter G
  • Sun P
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Abstract

We designed and constructed a 24×24-port optical circuit switch (OCS) prototype with a programming time of 68.5 µs, a switching time of 2.8 µs, and a receiver electronics initialization time of 8.7 µs [1]. We demonstrate the operation of this prototype switch in a data center testbed under various workloads.

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  • circuit switch controller
  • data plane
  • figure 1
  • mordia control plane

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Authors

  • Nathan Farrington

  • George Porter

  • Pang-Chen Sun

  • Alex Forencich

  • Joseph Ford

  • Yeshaiahu Fainman

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