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On balancing traffic load in path-based multicast communication.

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

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    Abstract/Description

    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: multicast path-based algorithm; qualified groups; parallelism; traffic load; dual-path; multiple-path; column-path algorithm;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.389 Computer engineering
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Item ID: 3420
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 18:14
    Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 14:12
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3420

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