Integrating THz Wireless Communication Links in a Data Centre Network

Ahearn, Sean and O'Mahony, Niamh and Boujnah, Noureddine and Ghafoor, Saim and Davy, Alan and Guerrero, Luis Gonzalez and Renaud, Cyril (2019) Integrating THz Wireless Communication Links in a Data Centre Network. In: IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF), 30 September 2019 to 2 October 2019, Dresden, Germany.

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Modern data centre networks are increasingly made up of optical fibre connections and controlled by software defined networking. Recent advances in THz wireless technologies have paved the way for ultra-high bandwidth wireless communication, reaching the point where these wireless links can begin to compete with optical fibre links. This work investigates the feasibility of integrating wireless THz links in a data centre network, reporting on the performance that can be achieved at the physical layer, proposing an architecture for the data link layer and illustrating, through network emulation, how these wireless links could be used to reduce congestion in a network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Walton Institute for Information and Communications Systems Science
Depositing User: Saim Ghafoor
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 10:46

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