Performance Study of New OBS Channel Scheduling Algorithms in a Multiservice Network

Aydin M. A. , Atmaca T., Turna O. C. , Zaim H.

5th International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS), Valencia, Spain, 20 - 25 April 2009, pp.242-243 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icns.2009.27
  • City: Valencia
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-243


This paper presents a comparative study between JET (Just Enough Time) and a number of new preemptive channel scheduling algorithms in Optical Burst Switching (OBS) with QoS (Quality of Service) requirement. In terms of performance criteria, loss rate in byte, access delay and end-to-end delay are considered. A 2-state MMPP (Markov Modulated Poisson Process) traffic generator on a 14-node mesh network topology illustrating NSFNET is designed as the testbed. NS2 Network Simulation tool is used for our tests. Bursts are created using a hybrid model that takes into account both timeout and maximum length threshold mechanisms. In core and edge nodes, in order to satisfy QoS requirements two mechanisms such as Regulative Wavelength Grouping (RWG) and priority based queuing are used. RWG mechanism, where the number of wavelengths for each traffic class is arranged for adjusting the burst drop probability of traffic classes under a specific threshold value, is used for providing priority levels in core nodes. In priority based queuing, bursts are sent according to their priority order, in edge nodes. Simulation works have shown that our preemptive channel scheduling algorithms give better results compared to the other studied algorithms while considering QoS.