Abstract

The CARRIOCAS project studies and implements a high bit rate optical network capable of accommodating the requirements of data-intensive, high-performance distributed applications, in terms of bandwidth, quality of service guarantees, dynamic and automated service provisioning. The investigations are carried out under the constraints of supporting the applications on converged network infrastructures hosting other types of traffic. Distributed storage of massive volumes of data as well as collaborative high resolution remote visualization are under experimentation on a testbed. This paper analyzes the requirements brought by the applications on the network, compares different network architectures, presents the management architectures along with some resource selection optimization algorithms, and describes the testbed and tested applications.

© 2009 IEEE

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