Column generation algorithm for RSA problems in flexgrid optical networks

Column generation algorithm for RSA problems in flexgrid optical networks Finding optimal routes and spectrum allocation in flexgrid optical networks, known as the RSA problem, is an important design problem in transport communication networks. The problem is $$\mathcal{NP }$$ NP -hard, and its intractability becomes profound when network instances with several tens of nodes and several hundreds of demands are to be solved to optimum. In order to deal with such instances, large-scale optimization methods need to be considered. In this work, we present a column (more precisely, path) generation-based method for the RSA problem. The method is capable of finding reasonable sets of lightpaths, avoiding large sets of precomputed paths, and leading to high-quality solutions. Numerical results illustrating effectiveness of the proposed method for obtaining solutions for large RSA problem instances are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

Column generation algorithm for RSA problems in flexgrid optical networks

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Communication Networks; Electrical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
ISSN
1387-974X
eISSN
1572-8188
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11107-013-0408-0
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Abstract

Finding optimal routes and spectrum allocation in flexgrid optical networks, known as the RSA problem, is an important design problem in transport communication networks. The problem is $$\mathcal{NP }$$ NP -hard, and its intractability becomes profound when network instances with several tens of nodes and several hundreds of demands are to be solved to optimum. In order to deal with such instances, large-scale optimization methods need to be considered. In this work, we present a column (more precisely, path) generation-based method for the RSA problem. The method is capable of finding reasonable sets of lightpaths, avoiding large sets of precomputed paths, and leading to high-quality solutions. Numerical results illustrating effectiveness of the proposed method for obtaining solutions for large RSA problem instances are presented.

Journal

Photonic Network CommunicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 8, 2013

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