Network congestion control with Markovian multipath routing

Roberto Cominetti, Cristóbal Guzmán

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Abstract

In this paper we consider an integrated model for TCP/IP protocols with multipath routing. The model combines a Network Utility Maximization for rate control based on end-to-end queueing delays, with a Markovian Traffic Equilibrium for routing based on total expected delays. We prove the existence of a unique equilibrium state which is characterized as the solution of an unconstrained strictly convex program. A distributed algorithm for solving this optimization problem is proposed, with a brief discussion of how it could be implemented by adapting the current Internet protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-251
Number of pages21
JournalMathematical Programming
Volume147
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Congestion control
  • Cross-layer design
  • Multipath routing
  • Network optimization

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