A Dynamic Algorithm for Optimization of Network Traffic through Smart Network Switch Data Flow Management

Souryendu Das, Weiting Lian, Stavros Kalafatis, Pavlos Lazaridis

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Networking affects our daily interaction with the digital world. Advancements in Smart Device technology have led to the need for faster, more power-efficient, and error-free networks. Networking protocols, such as TCP and UDP, were originally designed without these new requirements and now face significant challenges in adapting to those goals i.e., efficiently handling congestion delays in switching networks, increasing production costs, and higher packet losses. In this paper, we propose the Smart Switch Dynamic Delay Algorithm (SSDDA) which takes into consideration multiple factors including link utilization, application-level throughput (goodput), packet loss, and queuing delay of the TCP/UDP link. The application is in datacenter switches where the switching could be moved from centralized controller to decentralized data path and programmable smart switches. Continuous feedback from the network enables SSDDA to estimate delay and modify packet flows for optimal performance. Simulation results using NS3 in a fat tree topology are carried out validating the algorithmic benefits of SSDDA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 13th International Conference on the Network of the Future, NoF 2022
EditorsTim Wautres, Maurice Khabbaz, Federica Paganelli, Filip Idzikowski, Zuqing Zhu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665472548, 9781665472531
ISBN (Print)9781665472555
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2022
Event13th International Conference on the Network of the Future - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 5 Oct 20227 Oct 2022
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2022 13th International Conference on the Network of the Future, NoF 2022
ISSN (Print)2377-8652
ISSN (Electronic)2833-0072


Conference13th International Conference on the Network of the Future
Abbreviated titleNoF 2022

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