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: Australian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2006), 4-6 Dec 2006, Melbourne, Australia.

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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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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: 17 Dec 2014 23:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: traffic engineering; network optimisation; routing
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences

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