1st International ICST Workshop on Metrology for Grid Networks

Research Article

Comparing Network Bandwidth Time-Series

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/gridnets.2007.2241,
        author={Matthew S. Allen and John Brevik and Rich Wolski},
        title={Comparing Network Bandwidth Time-Series},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Metrology for Grid Networks},
  • Matthew S. Allen
    John Brevik
    Rich Wolski
    Year: 2007
    Comparing Network Bandwidth Time-Series
    DOI: 10.4108/gridnets.2007.2241
Matthew S. Allen1,*, John Brevik2,*, Rich Wolski1,*
  • 1: Department of Computer Science University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2: Department of Mathematics & Statistics California State University, Long Beach
*Contact email: msa@cs.ucsb.edu, jbrevik@csulb.edu, rich@cs.ucsb.edu


Today, internet researchers, engineers, and application writers have at their disposal a number of methods for measuring end-to-end internet performance. Additionally, many widearea applications make heavy use of measurement techniques to optimize their performance. Despite this, there is no widely accepted method for determining if two tools or techniques produce equivalent results, or if feedback from a tool is relevant to the application that employs it. In this paper, we apply current technologies in time series databases and network performance modeling to the problem of comparing network bandwidth time series. Using these techniques, we present a methodology to evaluate the level of similarity between two time series.