Biswanath Mukherjee - Davis CA, US
Pulak Kumar Chowdhury - Davis CA, US
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - Oakland CA
Some embodiments described in this disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for managing a network, e.g., by performing virtual topology adaptation for resource optimization. In some embodiments, a system can monitor traffic on the network to identify heavily loaded and/or lightly loaded links in the network. In response to identifying a lightly loaded link, the system can shift traffic from the lightly loaded link to one or more other links in the network. After the traffic has been shifted, the system can move circuitry associated with the lightly loaded link into a low-power state. In response to identifying a heavily loaded link, the system can activate a new link in the network by moving circuitry associated with the new link from a low-power state into a high-power state. After the new link has been activated, the system can shift traffic from the heavily loaded link to the new link.