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Localised credit based QoS routing

Localised credit based QoS routing

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Localised quality of service (QoS) routing has recently been proposed as a viable alternative approach to traditional QoS routing algorithms that use global state information. In this approach, problems associated with maintaining global state information are avoided by having the source nodes to infer the network QoS state based on flow blocking statistics collected locally, and perform flow routing using this localised view of the network QoS state. A credit based routing algorithm (CBR) which is a simple yet effective localised QoS routing algorithm is introduced. Its performance is compared against the localised proportional sticky routing (PSR) algorithm using different types of network topologies, QoS requirements and traffic patterns and under a wide range of traffic loads. Extensive simulations show that the algorithm outperforms the PSR scheme while maintaining the same level of adaptivity and stability. Its performance is also compared against the global widest-shortest path algorithm (WSP) and it is shown that CBR gives a comparable performance with better time complexity and very low communication overhead.


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