[e2e] some left-field ideas

Anindya Basu basu at research.bell-labs.com
Mon Oct 7 09:23:53 PDT 2002


We actually have done some work based on field theory and network
control. More specifically, we have designed and implemented (in ns)
potential based routing algorithms (using scalar field theory) that are
sensitive to heavily congested links. Our simulations are encouraging --
they show significantly low latencies and jitter numbers and almost no
packet losses when compared to the standard shortest path routing. We
are in the process of writing up our results as a paper.

If you would like to talk more, we can take this off the list. 

-Anindya Basu
 Sharad Ramanathan
 Bell Labs

P.S. We are now looking at extending these techniques to wireless

Jon Crowcroft wrote:
> 3 notes on work we are starting on here
> 1/ field theory and network traffic control
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jac22/out/fields.pdf
> ("standing on the shoulders of giants")
> 2/ broadband radio and regulation
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jac22/out/bourse.pdf
> ("better late than never")
> 3/ all optical programmable ip packet switching
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jac22/out/ts2.pdf
> ("They said it couldnt be done!")
> these are somewhat 1/2 baked, but comments are welcome
> jon

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