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Enabling architectures for QoS provisioning

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Enabling architectures for QoS provisioning

Nguyen, Kim-Khoa (2008) Enabling architectures for QoS provisioning. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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Nowadays, new multimedia services have been deployed with stringent requirements for Quality of Service (QoS). The QoS provisioning is faced with the heterogeneity of system components. This thesis presents two research: on architectures for QoS management at the application layer, fulfilled mainly by software components; and on distributed software architectures for routing devices providing desired QoS at the underlying communication layer. At the application layer, the QoS architecture we propose, based on the Quality Driven Delivery (QDD) framework, deals with the increasing amount of QoS information of a distributed system. Based on various QoS information models we define for key actors of a distributed system, a QoS information base is generated using QoS information collecting and analysis tools. To translate QoS information among different components, we propose mechanisms to build QoS mapping rules from statistical data. Experiments demonstrate that efficient QoS decisions can be made effectively regarding the contribution of all system components with the help of the QoS information management system. At the underlying layer, we investigate distributed and scalable software architectures for QoS-enabled devices. Due to the huge volume of traffic to be switched, the traditional software model used for current generation routers, where the control card of the router performs all the processing tasks, is no longer appropriate in the near future. We propose a new scalable and distributed architecture to fully exploit the hardware platforms of the next generation routers, and to improve the quality of routers, particularly with respect to scalability and to a lesser extent to resiliency and availability. Our proposal is a distributed software framework where control tasks are shared among the control and line cards of the router. Specific architectures for routing, signaling protocols and routing table management are developed. We investigate the challenges for such distributed architectures and proposed various solutions to overcome them. Based on a general distributed software framework, an efficient scalable distributed architecture for MPLS/LDP and different scalable distributed schemes for the routing table manager (RTM) are developed. We also evaluate the performance of proposed distributed schemes and discuss where to deploy these architectures depending on the type of routers (i.e., their hardware capacity)

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Nguyen, Kim-Khoa
Pagination:xviii, 260 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Jaumard, Brigitte
ID Code:975636
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:12
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:40
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