Reconfiguration in multi class of services networks

Suryasaputra, Robert and Kist, Alexander A. and Harris, Richard J. (2006) Reconfiguration in multi class of services networks. In: ATNAC 2006: Australian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference, 4-6 Dec 2006, Melbourne, Australia.


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[Abstract]: This paper presents an optimisation method to traffic engineer networks carrying different classes of traffic. The novel Mixed Integer Programming model is based on the classical multi-commodity flow problem. Although some initial input data (such as topology and traffic matrix) is required, the method can be directly applied and no protocol or router modifications are necessary. The method reconfigures the routing pattern in a way that allows the network to carry more traffic and capacity expansion can be delayed. It is shown here that the method brings up to 50% improvement in the maximum link utilisation when it is compared to Inverse Capacity metric, the default Cisco routing metric.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Alexander Kist
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: traffic engineering, network optimisation, routing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks

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