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Experimental Demonstration of Flexible Bandwidth Optical Data Center Core Network With All-to-All Interconnectivity

This paper proposes and demonstrates a flexible-bandwidth optical interconnect architecture for data centers exploiting wavelength routing in arrayed waveguide grating routers and fast tunable lasers. The proposed architecture provides hierarchical all-to-all connectivity with low contention and dynamic interconnection reconfiguration for higher bandwidth provisioning between hot spots. An eight-cluster core network experiment testbed with hierarchical all-to-all interconnection shows […]

Exploiting Efficient and Scalable Shuffle Transfers in Future Data Center Networks

Distributed computing systems like MapReduce in data centers transfer massive amount of data across successive processing stages. Such shuffle transfers contribute most of the network traffic and make the network bandwidth become a bottleneck. In many commonly used workloads, data flows in such a transfer are highly correlated and aggregated at the receiver side. To lower down […]

Cascade with varying activation probability model for influence maximization in social networks

Activation probability is a key parameter in information diffusion models and has been observed to be varying with history activations in many empirical studies. However, such phenomenon has not been incorporated in the diffusion models applied in Influence Maximization Problem. In this paper, we first conduct empirical analyses on the large scale dataset collected from a popular online […]

Resource-constrained maximum network throughput on space networks

This paper investigates the maximum network throughput for resource-constrained space networks based on the delay and disruption-tolerant networking (DTN) architecture. Specifically, this paper proposes a methodology for calculating the maximum network throughput of multiple transmission tasks under storage and delay constraints over a space network. A mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) is formulated to solve this problem. Simulations results show […]

Video Transmission Over Lossy Wireless Networks: A Cross-Layer Perspective

Video content currently makes up nearly half of the “fixed” Internet traffic and more than a third of the mobile traffic in North America, with most other regions showing similar trends. As mobile data rates continue to increase and more people rely on 802.11 wireless for home and commercial Internet access, the amount of video transmitted over at least […]

Opportunistic Multihopping for Energy Efficiency: Opportunistic Multihop Cellular Networking for Energy-Efficient Provision of Mobile Delay-Tolerant Services

Cellular operators are facing considerable capacity and energy-efficiency challenges as cellular data traffic keeps rising. Several studies have shown that multihop cellular networks (MCNs) could help tackle these challenges through the integration of device-to-device (D2D) and cellular communications. This article demonstrates that significant energy- efficiency gains can be achieved when MCNs jointly exploit opportunistic networking and the […]

Wireless charger networking for mobile devices: fundamentals, standards, and applications

Wireless charging is a technique of transmitting power through an air gap to an electrical device for the purpose of energy replenishment. Recently, wireless charging technology has significantly advanced in terms of efficiency and functionality. This article first presents an overview and fundamentals of wireless charging. We then provide the review of standards, that is, […]

A Predictive Resource Allocation Algorithm in the LTE Uplink for Event Based M2M Applications

Some M2M applications such as event monitoring involve a group of devices in a vicinity that act in a co-ordinated manner. An LTE network can exploit the correlated traffic characteristics of such devices by proactively assigning resources to devices based upon the activity of neighboring devices in the same group. This can reduce latency compared […]

Analysis of ISP caching in information-centric networks

Information-centric networking (ICN) models have recently emerged as novel network architectures for dealing with current Internet usage, where most users are interested in retrieving content without regard to its physical location. In this paper, we consider a noncooperative game between an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and content provider (CP) in an ICN model where the […]

FluidNet: A Flexible Cloud-Based Radio Access Network for Small Cells

Cloud-based radio access networks (C-RAN) have been proposed as a cost-efficient way of deploying small cells. Unlike conventional RANs, a C-RAN decouples the baseband processing unit (BBU) from the remote radio head (RRH), allowing for centralized operation of BBUs and scalable deployment of light-weight RRHs as small cells. In this work, we argue that the […]