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Optimization for time-driven link sleeping reconfigurations in ISP backbone networks

Francois, F, Wang, N, Moessner, K and Georgoulas, S (2012) Optimization for time-driven link sleeping reconfigurations in ISP backbone networks In: NOMS 2012, 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-20, Hawaii, USA.

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Abstract

Backbone network energy efficiency has recently become a primary concern for Internet Service Providers and regulators. The common solutions for energy conservation in such an environment include sleep mode reconfigurations and rate adaptation at network devices when the traffic volume is low. It has been observed that many ISP networks exhibit regular traffic dynamicity patterns which can be exploited for practical time-driven link sleeping configurations. In this work, we propose a joint optimization algorithm to compute the reduced network topology and its actual configuration duration during daily operations. The main idea is first to intelligently remove network links using a greedy heuristic, without causing network congestion during off-peak time. Following that, a robust algorithm is applied to determine the window size of the configuration duration of the reduced topology, making sure that a unified configuration with optimized energy efficiency performance can be enforced exactly at the same time period on a daily basis. Our algorithm was evaluated using on a Point-of-Presence representation of the GÉANT network and its real traffic matrices. According to our simulation results, the reduced network topology obtained is able to achieve 18.6% energy reduction during that period without causing significant network performance deterioration. The contribution from this work is a practical but efficient approach for energy savings in ISP networks, which can be directly deployed on legacy routing platforms without requiring any protocol extension. © 2012 IEEE.

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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 13:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:41
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/726219

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