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JSW 2013 Vol.8(10): 2612-2619 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.10.2612-2619

C-Cell: An Efficient and Scalable Network Structure for Data Centers

Hui Cai, ShengLin Li, Wei Wei
Logistical Engineering University of P.L.A, Chongqing, China

Abstract—Data centers play a crucial role in current Internet architecture supporting content-centric networking. How to efficiently interconnect an exponentially increasing number of servers is a fundamental challenge in data centers networking. This paper presents C-Cell, a new network architecture which is designed on the basis of recursive structure. A high-level C-Cell is constructed by low-level C-Cell. And this structure not only has a low-ratio in switch/server, but also provides multiple parallel short paths between any pair of servers. On the premise of low proportion of switches and servers, C-Cell can efficiently achieve routing mechanisms in shorter mean path lengths with less network cost.

Index Terms—Data center, network, routing, protocol.

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Cite: Hui Cai, ShengLin Li, Wei Wei, "C-Cell: An Efficient and Scalable Network Structure for Data Centers," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 2612-2619, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X
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Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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