Blending photons with electrons to reduce the energy footprint of IPTV networks

Fernando M.V. Ramos, Jon Crowcroft, Ian H. White

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Abstract

The rapid growth of IPTV services and the resulting increase in traffic volumes is raising concerns over energy consumption. In this paper we propose to save energy by shifting particular IPTV traffic from power-hungry electronic routing to greener optical switching. The traffic profile of IPTV results in such a hybrid switching approach to allow both energy and bandwidth efficiencies. To achieve this goal we designed a novel protocol that allows the use of optical bypass in IPTV networks. By means of a trace-driven analysis of a large dataset we demonstrate the energy efficiencies obtained to be substantial, reaching power savings of over 40% under normal load conditions. This result represents a four-fold increase in energy efficiency when compared with recent proposals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops, IFIP Networking 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages288-296
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783901882838
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2016
Event2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops, IFIP Networking 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 17 May 201619 May 2016

Publication series

NameJoint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2163-4033
ISSN (Electronic)2473-3644

Conference

Conference2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops, IFIP Networking 2016
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period17/05/1619/05/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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