Power Dissipation as a Limitation on Scalability of Network Elements

Thursday, 22 September, 2011
11:15 -- 13:00, Room A
Th.12.A • ROADM'S & Network Switches

 
Th.12.A.2 • 11:45 (Invited)

POWER DISSIPATION LIMITATIONS TO THE SCALABILITY OF NETWORK ELEMENTS

David Neilson1; 1Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, USA.
We discuss the impact of power consumption on routing and switching network elements. Evolution to layered switching and approaches to reduce the power consumption using optical technologies will be discussed.
 


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