On balancing network traffic in path-based multicast communication

Al-Dubai, A., Ould-Khaoua, M. and Mackenzie, L. (2006) On balancing network traffic in path-based multicast communication. Future Generation Computer Systems, 22(7), pp. 805-811. (doi: 10.1016/j.future.2006.02.009)

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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:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ould-Khaoua, Dr Mohamed and Mackenzie, Dr Lewis
Authors: Al-Dubai, A., Ould-Khaoua, M., and Mackenzie, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Future Generation Computer Systems
Published Online:29 March 2006

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