Scalable, optimal flow routing in datacenters via local link balancing

@inproceedings{Sen2013ScalableOF,
  title={Scalable, optimal flow routing in datacenters via local link balancing},
  author={Siddhartha Sen and David Shue and Sunghwan Ihm and Michael J. Freedman},
  booktitle={CoNEXT},
  year={2013}
}
Datacenter networks should support high network utilization. Yet today's routing is typically load agnostic, so large flows can starve other flows if routed through overutilized links. Even recent proposals like centralized scheduling or end-host multi-pathing give suboptimal throughput, and they suffer from poor scalability and other limitations. We present a simple, switch-local algorithm called LocalFlow that is optimal (under standard assumptions), scalable, and practical. Although… CONTINUE READING
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