Reducing Maximum Stretch in Compact Routing
Source: Stanford University
It is important in communication networks to use routes that are as short as possible (i.e have low stretch) while keeping routing tables small. Recent advances in compact routing show that a stretch of 3 can be achieved while maintaining a sub-linear space at each node. It is also known that no routing scheme can achieve stretch less than 3 with sub-linear space for arbitrary networks. In contrast, simulations on real-life networks have indicated that stretch less than 3 can indeed be obtained using sub-linear sized routing tables. This paper further investigate the space-stretch tradeoffs for compact routing by analyzing a specific class of graphs and by presenting an efficient algorithm that (approximately) finds the optimum space-stretch tradeoff for any given network.