Reducing load distribution overhead with message aggregation

Vasil Hnatyshin, Adarshpal S. Sethi

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The current best effort approach to Quality of Service in the Internet can no longer satisfy a diverse variety of customer service requirements, because of which there is a need for alternative strategies. A promising approach for dealing with this problem is a method called Load Distribution Scheme (LDS) which dynamically adjusts traffic load at the network boundary based on feedback from the network. In order to fairly share available resources among individual flows, the load distribution scheme relies on a message exchange protocol which in certain cases may cause significant overhead in the system. In this paper, we examine the issues related to the problem of the message overhead in the LDS, propose solutions to the problem, and evaluate these solutions through simulation in OPNET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2003Apr 11 2003


Other22nd IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology


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