Publication No 34635

Author(s)

Burgstahler, L.*; Neubauer, M.

Title

New modifications of the exponential moving average algorithm for bandwidth estimation

Topics

Internet; Quality of Service; Network Management

Methods

Traffic Engineering; Performance Evaluation

Keywords

INTERNET; ROUTING; ESTIMATION

Abstract

In this paper, we describe three different modifications of the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) algorithm that can be used for bandwidth estimation. Bandwidth estimation algorithms have to be deployed by nodes in connectionless networks (e.g. IP networks) that perform Quality of Service (QoS) routing based on the available bandwidth. Since applications do not signal their bandwidth requirements in such networks, estimation is the nodes' only way to gain knowledge about the status of the links. To use the results of the estimation for routing purposes, several constraints have to be fulfilled: The algorithm should react fast to changes in bandwidth, should converge sufficiently fast to the actual used bandwidth, but should show a certain independence of shortterm peaks. Furthermore the algorithm should not be overly complex in terms of computing time and storage. We will compare the modified algorithms to the basic EMA algorithm.

Year

2002

Reference entry

Burgstahler, L.; Neubauer, M.
New modifications of the exponential moving average algorithm for bandwidth estimation
Proceedings of the 15th ITC Specialist Seminar on Internet Traffic Engineering and Traffic Management, Würzburg, July 2002, pp. 210219

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