The dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technique has been developed to provide a tremendous number of wavelengths/channels in an optical fiber. In the multi-channel networks, it has been a challenge to effectively schedule a given number of wavelengths and variable-length packets into different wavelengths in order to achieve a maximal network throughput. This optimization process has been considered as difficult as the job scheduling in multiprocessor scenario, which is well known as a NP-hard problem. In current research, a heuristic method, genetic algorithms (GAs), is often employed to obtain the near-optimal solution because of its convergent property. Unfortunately, the convergent speed of conventional GAs cannot meet the speed requirement in high-speed networks. In this paper, we propose a novel hyper-generation GAs (HG-GA) concept to approach the fast convergence. By the HG-GA, a pipelined mechanism can be adopted to speed up the chromosome generating process. Due to the fast convergent property of HG-GA which becomes possible to provide an efficient scheduler for switching variable-length packets in high-speed and multi-channel optical networks.
|頁（從 - 到）||681-692|
|期刊||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 2003|