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Replica selection and downloading based on wavelength availability in λ-grid networks

Kouji Hirata1, Khamisi Kalegele2, Yoshinobu Higami1, and Shin-ya Kobayashi1
1. Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577, Japan
2. Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

Abstract—This paper proposes a replica selection and downloading scheme in λ-grid networks. In λ-grid networks, in order to distribute loads and achieve high performance computing, a large amount of data is replicated on storage servers as files, and clients download these replicas. To download replicas efficiently, an appropriate replica selec¬tion scheme which avoids wavelength contention is required because λ-grid networks employ optical networking. The proposed scheme provides Replica Selection based on Wave¬length Availability (RSWA). According to RSWA, a replica is selected based on wavelength availability collected by backward reservation. Furthermore, to suppress blocking probability of download attempts and improve downloading time of replicas, the proposed scheme introduces multi¬wavelength downloading, which determines the number of wavelengths used for each downloading based on wavelength availability. Through simulation experiments, we show that the proposed scheme can reduce blocking probability of download attempts and improve average downloading time efficiently.

Index Terms—λ-grid, replica selection, file replication, WDM, lightpath

Cite: Kouji Hirata , Khamisi Kalegele , Yoshinobu Higami , and Shin-ya Kobayashi  , "Replica selection and downloading based on wavelength availability in λ-grid networks ," Journal of Communications, vol. 5, no.9, pp.692-702, 2010. Doi: 10.4304/jcm.5.9.692-702 


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