Load balancing strategies for TINA networks

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TINA is an open, object oriented, distributed telecom architecture, with many concepts taken directly
from the latest computer research. In TINA, instances of the same object type can be placed on different
physical nodes. Therefore, the network performance can be improved by introducing load balancing
algorithms. These algorithms should distribute the traffic between the object instances in such way that
the overall throughput and setup time are improved. We discuss and examine a number of simple
distributed load balancing algorithms, that do not require any extra load information exchange between
the nodes. The results show that it is difficult to find an algorithm that behave well for all traffic
situations. The main problem is that the algorithms have not enough information about the load situation
on the different nodes, since no load information is exchanged between the nodes. This problem can be
solved by adding the feasibility of load status information to the TINA protocols.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeletraffic engineering in a competitive world : proceedings of the International Teletraffic Congress - ITC-16, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, United Kingdom, 7-11 June, 1999
EditorsP. Key, D. Smith
ISBN (Print)0-444-50268-8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event16th International Teletraffic Congress -
Duration: 0001 Jan 2 → …


Conference16th International Teletraffic Congress
Period0001/01/02 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


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