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An efficient path-based multicast algorithm for mesh networks

Al-Dubai, Ahmed, Ould-Khaoua, Mohamed and Mackenzie, Lewis (2003) An efficient path-based multicast algorithm for mesh networks. Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2003. Proceedings. International. pp. 283-290. ISSN 1530-2075

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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 algorithms.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1530-2075
Uncontrolled Keywords: multicast communication; multiprocessor interconnection; networks; parallel algorithms; resource allocation; telecommunication traffic; QG algorithm; communication latency; mesh networks; multicast message; parallel algorithm; path-based multicast algorithm; performance qualified groups; traffic load balancing;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science > 004.2 Systems analysis, design & performance
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3557
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 12:01
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 08:27
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3557

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