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A New Look at Selfish Routing

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A New Look at Selfish Routing
: We revisit price of anarchy in network routing, in a new model in which routing decisions are made by self-interested components of the network, as opposed to by the flows as in [12]. This significant departure from previous work on the problem seeks to model Internet routing more accurately. We propose two models: the latency model in which the network edges seek to minimize the average latency of the flow through them on the basis of knowledge of latency conditions in the whole network, and the pricing model in which network edges advertise pricing schemes to their neighbors and seek to maximize their profit. We show two rather surprising results: the price of stability in the latency model is unbounded -- (n 1 60 ) -- even with linear latencies (as compared with 4 3 in [12] for the case in which routing decisions are made by the flows themselves). However, in the pricing model in which edges advertise pricing schemes -- how the price varies as a function of the total amount of flo...
Christos Papadimitriou, Gregory Valiant
Added 02 Mar 2010
Updated 02 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ICS
Authors Christos Papadimitriou, Gregory Valiant
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