Integrating THz wireless communication links in a data centre network

Sean Ahearne, Niamh O'Mahony, Noureddine Boujnah, Saim Ghafoor, Alan Davy, Luis Gonzalez Guerrero, Cyril Renaud

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2019 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages393-398
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728136271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event2nd IEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2019 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 30 Sep 201902 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2019 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDresden
Period30/09/201902/10/2019

Keywords

  • DLL functionalities
  • Hardware demonstrator
  • Software-defined networking
  • Terahertz communications
  • Wireless data centre networks

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