Date Added: Jan 2011
Distributed systems have been widely deployed and used in different fields. The Internet itself with all the challenges it brings is one of the successful distributed systems. There has been a lot of research in the efficient design, implementation and evaluation of distributed systems. One of the research challenges in distributed systems is the design of efficient congestion control and routing algorithms. In spite of many efforts to deal with these challenges, sound algorithms and novel approaches have yet to be devised. The literature shows that current routing and congestion control schemes are having serious performance problems to cope with the growth of networks (the Internet).