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Application of Network Calculus to General Topologies using Turn-Prohibition

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Application of Network Calculus to General Topologies using Turn-Prohibition
Abstract— Network calculus is known to apply in general only to feedforward routing networks, i.e., networks where routes do not create cycles of interdependent packet flows. In this paper, we address the problem of using network calculus in networks of arbitrary topology. For this purpose, we introduce a novel algorithm, called turn-prohibition (TP), that breaks all the cycles in a network and, thus, prevents any interdependence between flows. We prove that the TP-algorithm prohibits the use of at most 1/3 of the total number turns in a network, for any network topology. Using analysis and simulation, we show that the TP-algorithm significantly outperforms other approaches for breaking cycles, such as the spanning tree and up/down routing algorithms, in terms of network utilization and delay bounds. Our simulation results also show that the network utilization achieved with the TP-algorithm is within a factor of two of the maximum theoretical network utilization, for networks of ...
David Starobinski, Mark G. Karpovsky, Lev Zakrevsk
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where INFOCOM
Authors David Starobinski, Mark G. Karpovsky, Lev Zakrevski
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