MATE: multipath adaptive traffic engineering

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MATE: multipath adaptive traffic engineering
Destination-based forwarding in traditional IP routers has not been able to take full advantage of multiple paths that frequently exist in Internet Service Provider Networks. As a result, the networks may not operate efficiently, especially when the traffic patterns are dynamic. This paper describes a multipath adaptive traffic engineering scheme, called MATE, which is targeted for switched networks such as MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. The main goal of MATE is to avoid network congestion by adaptively balancing the load among multiple paths based on measurement and analysis of path congestion. MATE adopts a minimalist approach in that intermediate nodes are not required to perform traffic engineering or measurements besides forwarding packets. Moreover, MATE does not impose any particular scheduling, buffer management, or a priori traffic characterization on the nodes. This paper presents an analytical model, derives a class of MATE algorithms, and proves their conve...
Anwar Elwalid, Cheng Jin, Steven H. Low, Indra Wid
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where CN
Authors Anwar Elwalid, Cheng Jin, Steven H. Low, Indra Widjaja
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