A proposed testbed for evaluating adaptive routing algorithms

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Computers & Industrial Engineering, ISSN: 0360-8352, Vol: 25, Issue: 1, Page: 167-170

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http://stars.library.ucf.edu/facultybib1990/953; http://stars.library.ucf.edu/facultybib/38
Susan M. West; William W. Swart; Muzaffar A. Shaikh
Elsevier BV
Computer Science; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering; ; Industrial
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This paper discusses a newly-designed tool for evaluating routing algorithms in computer-communication networks. It is called the Adaptive Routing Testbed (ART). When implemented, ART will provide an efficient, effective means for evaluating the performance of routing algorithms in point-to-point networks. The method of simulation was chosen for this tool due to its advantages over analytical methods for this application. A major contribution of ART is its flexibility. It will simulate and evaluate the performance of a wide variety of routing algorithms under any valid network topology, switching mechanism, and traffic load. It will also simulate variations in the topology and traffic load while the algorithm is operating. Another significant contribution of ART is that the flexibility is provided without requiring the user to have programming skills. This is accomplished through a fully parameter-driven design. The specifications of the networks, traffic, component life, and routing algorithms are based on assigning values to parameters. The testbed will apply rules of logic when querying the user for parameter values: the next set of vlaues requested will be based on previous responses.