Optimal Routing Multi-Agent System Approach for Congestion Control in High Speed Networks
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks are high speed networks that endure a variety of services with various features, e.g. voice, video, data, etc. ATM is connection oriented packet switched data transfer system, handling fixed size cells that are asynchronously multiplexed within the network and broadcast over a virtual circuit while preserving the cell sequence integrity. Traffic management and congestion control are major issues in high speed networks. Congestion represents an overloaded condition in a network. In this paper, the authors described existing multi-agent architecture for management of ATM networks. They developed a software module using Java, by using optimal routing for controlling congestion in high speed networks. They described the steps to be followed in developed software module and finally presented advantages over conventional approaches.