A Mechanism for Dynamic Re-routing of Real-time Channels

TitleA Mechanism for Dynamic Re-routing of Real-time Channels
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsParris, C. J., Zhang H., & Ferrari D.
Other Numbers758

Various solutions have been proposed to provide real-time services (i.e., services with guaranteed performance requirements) in packet-switched networks. These solutions usually require fixed routing and resource reservation for each conversation. The routing and reservation decisions, combined with load fluctuations, introduce the problems of network unavailability and loss of network management flexibility. We believe that these problems can be alleviated by properly balancing the network load. In this paper, we present a mechanism that dynamically reroutes a real-time channel without disruption of service to the clients. This mechanism is one component in a framework to investigate load balancing in a real-time internetwork. We show that the mechanism can be incorporated into the Tenet real-time protocol suite with minimal changes and overhead.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-92-053

Abbreviated Authors

C. Parris, H. Zhang, and D. Ferrari

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report