October 1st, 2006
LambdaGrid applications as typified by data-intensive collaborative visualization are likely to be the first users of terabit-level networking. This paper features a main enabler of collaborative visualization over LambdaGrid, the Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (SAGE) in particular, and anticipates the future needs of LambdaGrid applications in general. We present a scalable architecture called LambdaBridge to “bridge” LambdaGrid applications with the terabit optical core networks.
LambdaBridge will provision and control predictable-performance networks for end-systems (i.e. Grid clusters) using on-demand lambda / VLAN provisioning and end-system traffic shaping.
The chief contribution of LambdaBridge is a deep understanding of how to synergistically bridge provisionable networks, end-systems, and future generation distributed terabit applications. This paper also introduces Scalable Visualcasting - a multicasting service for LambdaGrid that incorporates IP multicasting and optical multicasting.
Wang, X., Vishwanath, V., Jeong, B., Jagodic, R., He, E., Renambot, L., Johnson, A., Leigh J., LambdaBridge: A Scalable Architecture for Future Generation Terabit Applications, Broadnets 2006 - Third International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems, San Jose, CA, October 1st, 2006.