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An edge admission control scheme for multicast
Author(s): Chunhui Le; Wenqing Cheng; Wei Liu
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Paper Abstract

Ensuring minimum quality-of-service levels to traffic flows and groups of flows is an important challenge for future packet networks. Admission control is an important measure for QoS provision. However, the problem of multicast admission control was much less investigated. In this paper, a reservation-based edge multicast admission control scheme is investigated, which targets high QoS level and scalability. Using a new concept, virtual link, a virtual-link-oriented quota-based resource management mechanism is proposed. Besides, a hierarchical distributed bandwidth broker architecture is also employed. In this scheme, a central bandwidth broker manages the physical link bandwidth, and allocates/reclaims the bandwidth to virtual links; edge bandwidth brokers manage the bandwidth of virtual links, make admission decisions and reserve bandwidth for each flow. Simulation results show that the scheme achieves high scalability. Furthermore, the impact of quota size on the performance and complexity is investigated. A bandwidth adaptive quota size scheme is proposed to further improve the performance and reduce the complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5626, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II, (8 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.573917
Show Author Affiliations
Chunhui Le, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wenqing Cheng, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wei Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5626:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II
S. J. Ben Yoo; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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