VacoNet: Variable and connected architecture for data center networks

Zina Chkirbene, Sebti Foufou, Ridha Hamila

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Abstract

Todays data centers may contain tens of thousands of computers with progressively more specialized and expensive equipments. Thus, the research community has proposed various interconnect topologies e.g FatTree, Dcell and Bcube. However, these architectures are too complex and very expensive to construct and they suffer from high average path length (APL) and latency. Motivated by these challenges, we propose a new data center architecture called VacoNet that combines the advantages of existing architectures while avoiding their limitations. VacoNet is a reliable, high-performance, and cost effective data center topology that can improve the network performance in terms of average path length and network latency. In addition, VacoNet can reach even 50% in infrastructure cost reduction and the power consumption will be decreased with more than 50000 watt compared to all the previous architectures. Both theoretical analysis and simulation experiments are conducted to evaluate the overall performance of the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2016-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398145
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2016
Event2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Apr 3 2016Apr 7 2016

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Other2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period4/3/164/7/16

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Keywords

  • average path length
  • Data center network
  • infrastructure cost
  • network latency
  • the power consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Chkirbene, Z., Foufou, S., & Hamila, R. (2016). VacoNet: Variable and connected architecture for data center networks. In 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 (Vol. 2016-September). [7564867] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2016.7564867

VacoNet : Variable and connected architecture for data center networks. / Chkirbene, Zina; Foufou, Sebti; Hamila, Ridha.

2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016. Vol. 2016-September Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. 7564867.

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

Chkirbene, Z, Foufou, S & Hamila, R 2016, VacoNet: Variable and connected architecture for data center networks. in 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016. vol. 2016-September, 7564867, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016, Doha, Qatar, 4/3/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2016.7564867
Chkirbene Z, Foufou S, Hamila R. VacoNet: Variable and connected architecture for data center networks. In 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016. Vol. 2016-September. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. 7564867 https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2016.7564867
Chkirbene, Zina ; Foufou, Sebti ; Hamila, Ridha. / VacoNet : Variable and connected architecture for data center networks. 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016. Vol. 2016-September Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016.
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