Free space optical data center architecture design with fully connected racks

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel design of a data center (DC) using free space optical (FSO) technology. The proposed FSO-DC design is based on fixed, non-mechanical, FSO links facilitating the realization of fully connected FSO racks and rows/columns of racks. Each rack becomes a point of intersection of three fully connected sub-networks. We investigate requirements, advantages and challenges of the proposed design. We develop and analyze a switch-free, fully connected FSO rack, present its link budget analysis and validate it by simulation. Results establish the feasibility of a switch-free FSO rack based on the proposed FSO-DC design. A cost estimate for the proposed FSO-DC design is also presented and compared to three well-known conventional DC designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2192-2197
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935116
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2014
Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

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Name2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014

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Other2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period12/8/1412/12/14

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Hamza, A. S., Deogun, J. S., & Alexander, D. R. (2014). Free space optical data center architecture design with fully connected racks. In 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 (pp. 2192-2197). [7037133] (2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037133

Free space optical data center architecture design with fully connected racks. / Hamza, Abdelbaset S.; Deogun, Jitender S.; Alexander, Dennis R.

2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 2192-2197 7037133 (2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hamza, AS, Deogun, JS & Alexander, DR 2014, Free space optical data center architecture design with fully connected racks. in 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014., 7037133, 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2192-2197, 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014, Austin, United States, 12/8/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037133
Hamza AS, Deogun JS, Alexander DR. Free space optical data center architecture design with fully connected racks. In 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 2192-2197. 7037133. (2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037133
Hamza, Abdelbaset S. ; Deogun, Jitender S. ; Alexander, Dennis R. / Free space optical data center architecture design with fully connected racks. 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 2192-2197 (2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014).
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