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On Modelling of Fair Throughput Allocation in Overlay Multicast Networks

  • Michal Kucharzak
  • Krzysztof Walkowiak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6869)

Abstract

Overlay-based multicast has been proposed as an efficient solution to ensure multicast communication in the Internet. This paper focuses on modelling of various aspects of fairness in overlay multicast networks aimed at throughput maximization. Two distinct linear programs are proposed. The first formulation employs conceptual flows and provides optimal data rate allocation, whereas the second, relaxed version is derived from fractional Steiner trees. In addition, performance of two optimization tools (CPLEX and GUROBI) is compared in relation of time and result quality meanings. The paper reports that the fractional trees-based formulation provides better time efficiency while its solutions’ quality might reach maximum obtainable data rates.

Keywords

Overlay multicast simulated annealing tree packing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Kucharzak
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Walkowiak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems and Computer NetworksWroclaw University of TechnologyPoland

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