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Online Throughput-Competitive Algorithm for Multicast Routing and Admission Control

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Online Throughput-Competitive Algorithm for Multicast Routing and Admission Control
We present the first polylog-competitive online algorithm for the general multicast admission control and routing problem in the throughput model. The ratio of the number of requests accepted by the optimum offline algorithm to the expected number of requests accepted by our algorithm is O((log n + log log M)(log n + log M) log n), where M is the number of multicast groups and n is the number of nodes in the graph. We show that this is close to optimum by presenting an (log n log M) lower bound on this ratio for any randomized online algorithm against an oblivious adversary, when M is much larger than the link capacities. Our lower bound applies even in the restricted case where the link capacities are much larger than bandwidth requested by a single multicast. We also present a simple proof showing that it is impossible to be competitive against an adaptive online adversary. As in the previous online routing algorithms, our algorithm uses edge-costs when deciding on which is the best...
Ashish Goel, Monika Rauch Henzinger, Serge A. Plot
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where SODA
Authors Ashish Goel, Monika Rauch Henzinger, Serge A. Plotkin
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