A GMPLS Distributed Control Plane for Heterogeneous All-Optical Networks

Yoshiharu MAENO  Itaru NISHIOKA  Yoshihiko SUEMURA  Soichiro ARAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B    No.8    pp.2319-2326
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Photonic IP Network Technologies for Next Generation Broadband Access)
all-optical network,  control plane,  GMPLS,  OSPF,  RSVP,  

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We evaluate resolution models for resource allocation in a GMPLS distributed control plane for heterogeneous all-optical networks. In a practical regional-to-backbone network environment, the local resolution model is advantageous in resource utilization, protocol compatibility and scalability. We demonstrate a lookup procedure, which inter-works with OSPF-TE and RSVP-TE protocols and allocates resources in the local resolution model.