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Power Usage Efficiency with a Modular Routing Protocol

  • Yoshihiro NozakiEmail author
  • Nirmala Shenoy
  • Aparna Gupta
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 670)

Abstract

Recent years have seen major efforts to contain the environmental footprint of the Internet. The last decade has witnessed revolutionary research to address some of the challenges faced in the Internet. This article describes an investigative framework for determining the energy savings incurred with new routing protocols and routers. The framework is applied to a real ISP network - the AT&T ISP network in the United States. It describes techniques to collect statistics from such large networks and analyze them. The statistics are then used to study the energy consumption in the ISP network both with routers running the current routing protocol, which is Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and also with routers running the new protocol. The cost models and energy savings studies applied to large ISP networks as presented in this article is the first of its kind. As evidenced from this study significant energy benefits and cost savings thereof can be realized with the proposed modular routing protocol.

Keywords

Modular routing architecture Framework for energy cost studies Transition costs and benefits Operational complexity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiro Nozaki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nirmala Shenoy
    • 1
  • Aparna Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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