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Adaptive Data Structures for IP Lookups

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Adaptive Data Structures for IP Lookups
— The problem of efficient data structures for IP lookups has been well studied in literature. Techniques such as LC tries and Extensible Hashing are commonly used. In this paper, we address the problem of generalizing LC tries and Extensible Hashing, based on traces of past lookups, to provide performance guarantees for memory sub-optimal structures. As a specific example, if a memory-optimal (LC) trie takes 6MB and the total memory at the router is 8MB, how should the trie be modified to make best use of the 2 MB of excess memory? We present a greedy algorithm for this problem and prove that, if for the optimal data structure there are b fewer memory accesses on average for each lookup compared with the original trie, the solution produced by the greedy algorithm will have 9×b 22 fewer memory accesses on average (compared to the original trie). An efficient implementation of this algorithm presents significant additional challenges. We describe an implementation with a time c...
Ioannis Ioannidis, Ananth Grama, Mikhail J. Atalla
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where INFOCOM
Authors Ioannis Ioannidis, Ananth Grama, Mikhail J. Atallah
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