Extending dynamic, on-demand lightpaths to the desktop

Lightpath services offer great incentive for data-intensive scientific research. In particular, dynamic lightpaths may be useful because of their dynamic and on-demand properties. This empirical study examines possible techniques to extend a lightpath over a packet switched "last-mile" infrastructure. Such an infrastructure accommodates both dynamic lightpaths and existing IP-traffic. By using a dynamic lightpath testbed, an attempt is made to provide insight whether dynamic lightpaths and their static counterpart are performing alike in terms of guaranteed bandwidth, packet loss, latency and jitter.


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The optical last mile

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