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2007

Admission control in data transfers over lightpaths

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Admission control in data transfers over lightpaths
—The availability of optical network infrastructure and appropriate user control software has recently made it possible for scientists to establish end-to-end circuits across multiple management domains in support of large data transfers. These high-performance data paths are typically provisioned over 10 Gigabit optical links, and accessed using Ethernet encapsulation at Gigabit and 10 Gigabit rates. The resulting mixture of circuit sizes gives rise to resource conflicts whereby requests to allocate bandwidth partitions are blocked despite vast underutilization of the optical link. In an attempt to remedy this problem, we investigate intelligent admission control policies that consider the long-term effects of admission decisions. Using analytic techniques we show that the greedy policy, which accepts requests to allocate bandwidth partitions whenever sufficient bandwidth exists, is suboptimal in a pertinent scenario. We then consider dynamic online computation of the optimal admi...
Wojciech M. Golab, Raouf Boutaba
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JSAC
Authors Wojciech M. Golab, Raouf Boutaba
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