Maximizing throughput in multi-queue switches

Yossi Azar, Arik Litichevskey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

We study a basic problem in Multi-Queue switches. A switch connects m input ports to a single output port. Each input port is equipped with an incoming FIFO queue with bounded capacity B. A switch serves its input queues by transmitting packets arriving at these queues, one packet per time unit. Since the arrival rate can be higher than the transmission rate and each queue has limited capacity, packet loss may occur as a result of insufficient queue space. The goal is to maximize the number of transmitted packets. This general scenario models most current networks (e.g., IP networks) which only support a "best effort" service in which all packet streams are treated equally. A 2-competitive algorithm for this problem was designed in [4] for arbitrary B. Recently, a 17/9 ≈ 1.89-competitive algorithm was presented for B > 1 in [2]. Our main result in this paper shows that for B which is not too small our algorithm can do better than 1.89, and approach a competitive ratio of e/e-1 ≈ 1.58.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsSusanne Albers, Tomasz Radzik
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages53-64
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540230254, 9783540230250
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3221
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Maximizing throughput in multi-queue switches'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this