Measurement-based multipath multicast

TitleMeasurement-based multipath multicast
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsGuven T, La RJ, Shayman MA, Bhattacharjee B
Conference NameINFOCOM 2005. 24th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. Proceedings IEEE
Date Published2005/03//
Keywordsalgorithm;, allocation;, application-layer, approximation, approximation;, balance, communication;, Convergence, convergence;, intradomain, load, measurement-based, methods;, Multicast, multipath, network, numerical, of, overlaying;, perturbation, processes;, resource, Routing, routing;, source;, Stochastic, techniques;, Telecommunication, theory;, traffic;

We propose a measurement-based routing algorithm to load balance intradomain traffic along multiple paths for multiple multicast sources. Multiple paths are established using application-layer overlaying. The proposed algorithm is able to converge under different network models, where each model reflects a different set of assumptions about the multicasting capabilities of the network. The algorithm is derived from simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation and relies only on noisy estimates from measurements. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the additional benefits obtained by incrementally increasing the multicasting capabilities.