An Adaptive Inter-Domain PCE Framework to Improve Resource Utilization and Reduce Inter-Domain Signaling

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: PDF

Upcoming broadband commercial and scientific applications are now demanding high bandwidth pipes across multiple domains with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS). Recent research initiatives such as the Path Computation Element (PCE) framework are focusing on the development of scalable multi-domain QoS provisioning frameworks, especially within the emerging carrier grade transport technologies based on layer-2 tunnels. QoS provisioning across multiple domains requires that QoS parameters for available transit paths inside a domain be advertised in the inter-domain routing algorithms, while the dynamic inter- and intra-domain connections vary the available resource and hence require frequent inter-domain updates.