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Dynamic load balancing multipathing in data center ethernet

Yu, Y, Aung, KMM, Tong, EKK and Foh, CH (2010) Dynamic load balancing multipathing in data center ethernet Proceedings - 18th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2010. pp. 403-406.

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Currently implemented Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) cannot meet the requirement of a data center due to its poor bandwidth utilization and lack of multipathing capability. In this paper, we propose a layer-2 multipathing solution, namely dynamic load balancing multipathing (DLBMP), for data center Ethernets. With DLBMP, traffic between two communication nodes can be spread among multiple paths. The traffic load of all paths is continuously monitored so that traffic split to each path can be dynamically adjusted. In addition, per-flow forwarding is preserved to guarantee in-order frame delivery. Computer simulations show that DLBMP gives much better performance as compared to STP due to its multipathing and dynamic load balancing capability. © 2010 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Yu, Y
Aung, KMM
Tong, EKK
Date : 2010
DOI : 10.1109/MASCOTS.2010.51
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:39
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:35

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