The MPLS platform enables the implementation of advanced multipath and multicast routing schemes. This work develops and analyses the performance of a new bi-criteria minimum spanning tree model intended for routing broadcast messages in MPLS networks or constructing tree-based overlay networks. The aim of the model is to obtain spanning trees which are compromise solutions with respect to two important traffic engineering metrics: load balancing cost and average delay bound. An exact solution to the formulated bi-criteria optimization problem is presented, which is based on an algorithm that enables the computation of the set of supported non-dominated spanning trees. An application model and a set of experiments on randomly generated Internet type topologies will also be presented. Finally a network performance analysis of the model considering three network performance metrics will be shown.
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Work financially supported by programme COMPETE of the EC Community Support Framework III and cosponsored by the EC fund FEDER and national funds (FCT).
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Craveirinha, J., Clímaco, J., Martins, L. et al. A bi-criteria minimum spanning tree routing model for MPLS/overlay networks. Telecommun Syst 52, 203–215 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11235-011-9553-x
- QoS routing
- Spanning trees
- Multicriteria optimization