Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Network Protocols (Cat. No.98TB100256) (1998)
Oct. 13, 1998 to Oct. 16, 1998
George Apostolopoulos , University of Maryland
Satish K. Tripathi , University of California at Riverside
Quality of Service (QoS) routing algorithms have become the focus of recent research due to their potential for increasing the utilization of an Integrated Services Packet Network (ISPN) serving requests with QoS requirements. While heuristics for determining paths for such requests have been formulated for a variety of QoS models, little attention has been given to the overall processing complexity of the QoS routing protocol. Although on-demand path computation is very attractive due to its simplicity, many believe that its processing cost will be prohibitive in environments with high request rates. In this work, we study alternatives to on-demand path computation that can reduce this processing overhead. In addition to the well known solution of path pre-computation we introduce and study path caching, an incremental modification of on-demand path computation. Our simulation results show that caching is an effective alternative to path pre-computation and that both path caching and pre-computation can achieve significant processing cost savings without severely compromising routing performance.
S. K. Tripathi and G. Apostolopoulos, "On Reducing the Processing Cost of On-Demand QoS Path Computation," Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Network Protocols (Cat. No.98TB100256)(ICNP), Austin, Texas, 1998, pp. 0080.