Differentiated traffic engineering for QoS provisioning

TitleDifferentiated traffic engineering for QoS provisioning
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsTabatabaee V, Bhattacharjee B, La RJ, Shayman MA
Conference NameINFOCOM 2005. 24th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. Proceedings IEEE
Date Published2005/03//
Keywordsbased, Computer, differentiated, DiffServ, DTE;, engineering;, evaluation;, link;, links;, management;, multipath, network, networks;, nonconvex, of, optimisation;, OPTIMIZATION, packet, performance, problem;, provisioning;, QoS, QUALITY, routing;, service;, simulation-based, source, Telecommunication, traffic, traffic;

We introduce a new approach for QoS provisioning in packet networks based on the notion of differentiated traffic engineering (DTE). We consider a single AS network capable of source based multi-path routing. We do not require sophisticated queuing or per-class scheduling at individual routers; instead, if a link is used to forward QoS sensitive packets, we maintain its utilization below a threshold. As a consequence, DTE eliminates the need for per-flow (IntServ) or per-class (DiffServ) packet processing tasks such as traffic classification, queueing, shaping, policing and scheduling in the core and hence poses a lower burden on the network management unit. Conversely, DTE utilizes network bandwidth much more efficiently than simple over-provisioning. In this paper, we propose a complete architecture and an algorithmic structure for DTE. We show that our scheme can be formulated as a non-convex optimization problem, and we present an optimal solution framework based on simulated annealing. We present a simulation-based performance evaluation of DTE, and compare our scheme to existing (gradient projection) methods.