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BCube: a high performance, server-centric network architecture for modular data centers

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BCube: a high performance, server-centric network architecture for modular data centers
This paper presents BCube, a new network architecture specifically designed for shipping-container based, modular data centers. At the core of the BCube architecture is its server-centric network structure, where servers with multiple network ports connect to multiple layers of COTS (commodity off-the-shelf) mini-switches. Servers act as not only end hosts, but also relay nodes for each other. BCube supports various bandwidth-intensive applications by speedingup one-to-one, one-to-several, and one-to-all traffic patterns, and by providing high network capacity for all-to-all traffic. BCube exhibits graceful performance degradation as the server and/or switch failure rate increases. This property is of special importance for shipping-container data centers, since once the container is sealed and operational, it becomes very difficult to repair or replace its components. Our implementation experiences show that BCube can be seamlessly integrated with the TCP/IP protocol stack and BCub...
Chuanxiong Guo, Guohan Lu, Dan Li, Haitao Wu, Xuan
Added 28 May 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where SIGCOMM
Authors Chuanxiong Guo, Guohan Lu, Dan Li, Haitao Wu, Xuan Zhang, Yunfeng Shi, Chen Tian, Yongguang Zhang, Songwu Lu
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