Burst Transmission for Energy-Efficient Ethernet Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2010

start page

  • 50

end page

  • 57

issue

  • 4

volume

  • 14

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7801

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1941-0131

abstract

  • The proposed Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard reduces energy consumption by defining two operation modes for transmitters and receivers: active and low power. Burst transmission can provide
    additional energy savings when EEE is used. Collecting data frames into
    large-sized data bursts for back-to-back transmission maximizes the time
    an EEE device spends in low power, thus making its consumption nearly
    proportional to its traffic load. An initial evaluation shows that the
    additional savings in the scenarios considered range from 5 to 70
    percent for conventional users and approximately 50 percent for large
    data centers.