Addressing self-similarity in optical switching networks by means of ant colony optimization

Addressing self-similarity in optical switching networks by means of ant colony optimization In this work, we propose the use of an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm to mitigate packet loss in an optical packet switching network that carries self-similar traffic, which is known to have a great impact in the buffer performance in terms of loss probability as exemplified in this work. By adaptively routing the packets and balancing the network load, we demonstrate by some simulations the effectiveness of this approach when compared with a shortest-path routing scheme, achieving a performance that is comparable to the Poisson traffic scenario in some cases. The proposed algorithm can be used as a viable alternative to traffic shaping techniques. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

Addressing self-similarity in optical switching networks by means of ant colony optimization

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Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Communication Networks; Electrical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
ISSN
1387-974X
eISSN
1572-8188
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11107-007-0086-x
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Abstract

In this work, we propose the use of an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm to mitigate packet loss in an optical packet switching network that carries self-similar traffic, which is known to have a great impact in the buffer performance in terms of loss probability as exemplified in this work. By adaptively routing the packets and balancing the network load, we demonstrate by some simulations the effectiveness of this approach when compared with a shortest-path routing scheme, achieving a performance that is comparable to the Poisson traffic scenario in some cases. The proposed algorithm can be used as a viable alternative to traffic shaping techniques.

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Photonic Network CommunicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 31, 2007

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