NEMESIS: A Multigigabit Optical Local Area Network

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Adrian Popescu, Ian Akyildizapo
Title: NEMESIS: A Multigigabit Optical Local Area Network
Conference name: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM'94)
Year: 1994
Pagination: 291-295
Publisher: IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA
City: San Francisco, USA
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics (Institutionen för telekommunikation och matematik)
Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics S-37179 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: A new architecture is developed for an integrated 20 Gbps fiber optic Local Area Network (LAN) that supports data rates up to 9.6 Gbps. The architecture does not follow the standard, vertically-oriented Open System Interconnection (OSI) layering approach of other LANs. Instead, a horizontally-oriented model is introduced for the communication process to open up the three fundamental bottlenecks, i.e., opto-electronic, service and processing bottlenecks, that occur in a multi-Gbps integrated communication over multiwavelength optical networks. Furthermore, the design follows also a new concept called Wavelength-Dedicated-to-Application (WDA) concept in opening up the opto-electronic and service bottlenecks. Separate, simplified, and application-oriented protocols supporting both circuit- and packet-switching are used to open up the processing bottleneck.
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: LAN, Wavelength-Dedicated-to-Application, bottlenecks