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Techniques d'ingénierie de trafic dynamique pour l'internet

Abstract : Network convergence and new applications running on end-hosts result in increasingly variable and unpredictable traffic patterns. By providing origin-destination pairs with several possible paths, Dynamic Load-Balancing (DLB) has proved itself an excellent tool to face this uncertainty. The objective in DLB is to distribute traffic among these paths in real-time so that a certain objective function is optimized. In these dynamic schemes, paths are established a priori and the amount of traffic sent through each of them depends on the current traffic demand and network condition. In this thesis we study and propose various DLB mechanisms, differing in two important aspects. The first difference resides in the assumption, or not, that resources are reserved for each path. The second lies on the objective function, which clearly dictates the performance obtained from the network. However, a performance benchmarking of the possible choices has not been carried out so far. In this sense, for the case in which no reservations are performed, we study and compare several objective functions, including a proposal of ours. We will also propose and study a new distributed algorithm to attain the optimum of these objective functions. Its advantage with respect to previous proposals is its complete self-configuration (i.e. convergence is guaranteed without any parametrization). Finally, we present the first complete comparative study between DLB and Robust Routing (a fixed routing configuration for all possible traffic demands). In particular, we analyze which scheme is more convenient in each given situation, and highlight some of their respective shortcomings and virtues.
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Federico Larroca. Techniques d'ingénierie de trafic dynamique pour l'internet. domain_other. Télécom ParisTech, 2009. Français. ⟨pastel-00005733⟩

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