Performance models and optimization for active network filtering applications

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Performance models and optimization for active network filtering applications

 

Author: So, Chi-ho
Title: Performance models and optimization for active network filtering applications
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2003
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Computer networks
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Computing
Pages: vi, 74, 13 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1712179
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/2079
Abstract: It is expected that future e-commerce applications will require more advanced network services. To support these new requirements, an active networking paradigm is emerging. More specifically, some network components will change from a passive store-and-forward entity to an active store-computation-forward entity. Active network filtering is a good application scenario. In our research, we formulated a framework to analyze the performance of an active network filtering application. The main concern was that the network needed to be able to decide whether a request should be forwarded to the active network filtering component or the application server directly. This is referred to as the routing decision. Two sets of performance models were formulated: M/M/1 and Markov Chain. The M/M/1 model provides a static routing scheme and the discrete time Markov Chain model incorporates a time-varying function for determining the routing decision. For both models, the expected system latency can be computed. A dynamic routing scheme, aiming at minimizing the expected system latency, is proposed. It makes forwarding decisions based on the loading conditions of the active network filter as well as the server. The dynamic and static routing schemes were compared and simulation programs using the Petri Net Model were developed for validation and further performance analysis.

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