Provided by: International Journal of Electronics and Computer Science Engineering
Date Added: Dec 2012
The current internet infrastructure is fronting a number of boundaries that is not suitable to meet the growing number of services and users. In particular, one aspect that requires enhancement is routing, where original routing concepts were designed for static traffic patterns with minimal variations and supporting mainly low through put traffic (e.g. Data). As the number of users as well as services supporting the user grows, the current routing mechanisms will not be feasible. In this paper, the authors present a gradient based distributed routing technique that is based on discovering routes through a gradient field created in the topology. The gradient calculation is based on weighted sum of a number of components, which modifies the gradient field as the network load changes.