Special Issue "Energy Efficient Networking"

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marco Listanti

Department of Engineering of Information, Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome 00184, Italy
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Interests: telecommunication networks; all-optical networks; internet switching architectures; green networking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few years, energy saving in the TLC world has been, and continues to be now, one of the main challenges in the area of networking. Several aspects have been widely investigated, with specific regard to fixed and mobile networks, backbone and access network segments, router/switch architectures and technologies, routing and medium access protocols, and so on.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to make a point on this topic after about ten years of sparkling research activity. Several questions remain: Which are the network aspects where the attention have to be focused on? What is the best tradeoff between technology and system design oriented solutions for energy saving? How do we drive evolution beyond 5G to achieve an energy-efficient mobile access? What could be the evolution of current network control and management network protocols?

These and other fundamental questions are very stimulating and merit answers to drive research in the short-middle time.

Requested contributions could concern but are not limited to the following topics:

- Energy efficiency in backbone networks
- Energy saving in 5G and beyond mobile access
- Energy efficient routing and MAC protocols
- Energy efficient router and switch architectures
- Energy saving oriented network design techniques
- The role of virtualization techniques in energy saving
- Impact of new switching paradigms (e.g., SDN, segment routing)
- Modeling and performance issues of energy saving network protocols

Prof. Dr. Marco Listanti
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • energy efficiency
  • energy saving
  • 5G
  • fixed and mobile networks
  • backbone and access network segments
  • router/switch architectures and technologies
  • routing and medium access protocols

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Open AccessArticle Performance Analysis of a 3D Wireless Massively Parallel Computer
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2018, 7(2), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan7020018
Received: 28 February 2018 / Revised: 5 April 2018 / Accepted: 10 April 2018 / Published: 19 April 2018
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Abstract
In previous work, the authors presented a 3D hexagonal wireless direct-interconnect network for a massively parallel computer, with a focus on analysing processor utilisation. In this study, we consider the characteristics of such an architecture in terms of link utilisation and power consumption.
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In previous work, the authors presented a 3D hexagonal wireless direct-interconnect network for a massively parallel computer, with a focus on analysing processor utilisation. In this study, we consider the characteristics of such an architecture in terms of link utilisation and power consumption. We have applied a store-and-forward packet-switching algorithm to both our proposed architecture and a traditional wired 5D direct network (the same as IBM’s Blue Gene). Simulations show that for small and medium-size networks the link utility of the proposed architecture is comparable with (and in some cases even better than) traditional 5D networks. This work demonstrates that there is a potential for wireless processing array concepts to address High-Performance Computing (HPC) challenges whilst alleviating some significant physical construction drawbacks of traditional systems. Full article
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