Forwarding, Caching and Congestion Control in Named Data Networks

26 Feb 2016  ·  Yeh Edmund, Ho Tracey, Cui Ying, Liu Ran, Burd Michael, Leong Derek ·

Emerging information-centric networking architectures seek to optimally utilize both bandwidth and storage for efficient content distribution. This highlights the need for joint design of traffic engineering and caching strategies, in order to optimize network performance in view of both current traffic loads and future traffic demands... We present a systematic framework for joint dynamic interest request forwarding and dynamic cache placement and eviction, within the context of the Named Data Networking (NDN) architecture. The framework employs a virtual control plane which operates on the user demand rate for data objects in the network, and an actual plane which handles Interest Packets and Data Packets. We develop distributed algorithms within the virtual plane to achieve network load balancing through dynamic forwarding and caching, thereby maximizing the user demand rate that the NDN network can satisfy. Next, we show that congestion control can be optimally combined with forwarding and caching within this framework to maximize user utilities subject to network stability. Numerical experiments within a number of network settings demonstrate the superior performance of the resulting algorithms for the actual plane in terms of high user utilities, low user delay, and high rate of cache hits. read more

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