ChinaCom2009-Advances in Internet Symposium

Research Article

Flow-level based adaptive load balancing in MPLS networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339867,
        author={Xiaoming He and Hong Tang and Mingying Zhu and Qingxin Chu},
        title={Flow-level based adaptive load balancing in MPLS networks},
        proceedings={ChinaCom2009-Advances in Internet Symposium},
        keywords={d balancing; Flow-level; real-time measurement; traffic splitting},
  • Xiaoming He
    Hong Tang
    Mingying Zhu
    Qingxin Chu
    Year: 2009
    Flow-level based adaptive load balancing in MPLS networks
    DOI: 10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339867
Xiaoming He1,*, Hong Tang1, Mingying Zhu1, Qingxin Chu2,*
  • 1: Guangdong Research Institute China Telecom Corporation Ltd. Co Guangzhou, China
  • 2: School of Electronic and Information Engineering South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China
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Our focus on this paper was to apply adaptive load balancing to utilize network resource more efficiently and minimize congestion. We propose an adaptive load balancing scheme based on the real-time measurement, which is able to hold path integrity per flow while minimizing congestion. The simulation results show the proposed scheme can effectively balance load among multiple parallel LSPs.