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On balancing network traffic in path-based multicast communication.

Al-Dubai, Ahmed, Ould-Khaoua, Mohamed and Mackenzie, Lewis (2006) On balancing network traffic in path-based multicast communication. Future Generation Computer Systems, 22 (7). pp. 805-811. ISSN 0167 739X

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This paper presents a new multicast path-based algorithm, referred to here as the Qualified Groups (QG for short), which can achieve a high degree of parallelism and low communication latency over a wide range of traffic loads in the mesh. The QG algorithm relies on a new approach that divides the destinations in a way that balances the traffic load on network channels during the propagation of the multicast message. Results from extensive simulations under a variety of working conditions confirm that the QG algorithm exhibits superior performance characteristics over those of some well-known existing algorithms, such as dual-path, multiple-path, and column-path algorithm.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0167 739X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer communications networks; Routing; Algorithm; Qualified Groups; Multi-cast messages; Parallelism; Reduced message latency; Balanced traffic-load; Evaluation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 384 Communications; telecommunication
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1816
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 21 May 2008 10:26
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 14:05
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1816

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