Networking

On the Use of Random Neural Networks for Traffic Matrix Estimation in Large-Scale IP Networks

Date Added: Aug 2010
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Despite a large body of literature and methods devoted to the Traffic Matrix (TM) estimation problem, the inference of traffic flows volume from aggregated data still represents a major issue for network operators. Directly and frequently measuring a complete TM in a large-scale network is costly and difficult to perform due to routers limited capacities. In this paper, the authors introduce and evaluate a new method to estimate a TM from easily available link load measurements. The method uses a novel statistical learning technique to unveil the relation between links traffic volume and origin-destination flows volume.