By Topic

Congestion control for fair resource allocation in networks with multicast flows

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Deb, S. ; Lab. for Inf. & Decision Sci., Massachusetts Inst. of Technol., Cambridge, MA, USA ; Srikant, R.

We consider the problem of congestion control in networks which support both multirate multicast sessions and unicast sessions. We present a decentralized algorithm which enables the different rate-adaptive receivers in different multicast sessions to adjust their rates to satisfy some fairness criterion. A one-bit ECN marking strategy to be used at the nodes is also proposed. The congestion-control mechanism does not require any per-flow state information for unicast flows at the nodes. At junctions nodes of each multicast tree, some state information about the rates along the branches at the node may be required. The congestion-control mechanism takes into account the diverse user requirements when different receivers within a multicast session have different utility functions, but does not require the network to have any knowledge about the receiver utility functions.

Published in:

Networking, IEEE/ACM Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )