WFlatnet: Introducing wireless in flatnet data center network

Emna Baccour, Sebti Foufou, Ridha Hamila, Mounir Hamdi

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Abstract

The basic challenge of data centers is how to interconnect a huge number of servers while guaranteeing the performance of the network. Flatnet is a promising data center architecture that has proved its efficiency to connect a scalable number of servers and to achieve a high network capacity, fault-tolerance and low-cost while using only one network layer. However, its long path length impacts the transmission latency and prevents it from being a high performance topology. Based on Flatnet, we propose a new network architecture, called wFlatnet, which adds wireless links to the network as shortcuts aiming at minimizing the path length without adding a burden of installation and cost. The novel design will offer a topology where the distance between any two servers will not exceed four hops taking into consideration load balancing, aggregate bottleneck throughput, power consumption and fault-tolerance properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395267
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventIEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 10 2015

Other

OtherIEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/6/1512/10/15

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Servers
Fault tolerance
Topology
Network layers
tolerance
Network architecture
Resource allocation
Telecommunication links
Costs
Electric power utilization
Throughput
costs
performance
efficiency

Keywords

  • 3D beamforming
  • 60 GHz technology
  • Fault-tolerance
  • Latency
  • Path length
  • Wireless data center network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Baccour, E., Foufou, S., Hamila, R., & Hamdi, M. (2015). WFlatnet: Introducing wireless in flatnet data center network. In 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings [7414102] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOMW.2015.7414102

WFlatnet : Introducing wireless in flatnet data center network. / Baccour, Emna; Foufou, Sebti; Hamila, Ridha; Hamdi, Mounir.

2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. 7414102.

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

Baccour, E, Foufou, S, Hamila, R & Hamdi, M 2015, WFlatnet: Introducing wireless in flatnet data center network. in 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings., 7414102, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015, San Diego, United States, 12/6/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOMW.2015.7414102
Baccour E, Foufou S, Hamila R, Hamdi M. WFlatnet: Introducing wireless in flatnet data center network. In 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. 7414102 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOMW.2015.7414102
Baccour, Emna ; Foufou, Sebti ; Hamila, Ridha ; Hamdi, Mounir. / WFlatnet : Introducing wireless in flatnet data center network. 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2015 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015.
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