Designing of a simulation tool for the performance analysis of hybrid data center networks (DCNs)

Ahmad, Muhib and Khan, Farrukh Zeeshan and Iqbal, Zeshan and Ahmad, Muneer and Ali, Ihsan and Alshamrani, Sultan S. and Talha, Muhammad and Raza, Muhammad Ahsan (2021) Designing of a simulation tool for the performance analysis of hybrid data center networks (DCNs). Complexity, 2021. ISSN 1076-2787, DOI

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Data center (DC) technology changes the mode of computing. Traditional DCs consist of a single layer and only have Ethernet connections among switches. Those old-fashioned DCs cannot fulfill the high resource demand compared with today's DCs. The architectural design of the DCs is getting substantial importance and acting as the backbone of the network because of its essential feature of supporting and maintaining the rapidly increasing Internet-based applications which include search engines (e.g., Google and Yandex) and social networking applications (e.g., YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook). Every application has its parameters, like latency and blocking in the DC network. Every data center network (DCN) has its specialized architecture. It has a specific arrangement of layers and switches, which increase or decrease the DC network's efficiency. We develop a simulation tool that comprises two different DC architectures: basic tree architecture and c-Through architecture. Using this simulation, we analyze the traffic behavior and the performance of the simulated DCN. Our main purpose is to focus on mean waiting time, load, and blocking with respect to the traffic within the DCN.

Item Type: Article
Funders: King Saud University, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia [Grant No: TURSP-2020/215], Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya [Grant No: PG035-2016A]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data center (DC) technology; Ethernet connections; Traffic behavior
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 03:55
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 03:55

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