Network traffic behaviour near phase transition point
Department of Mathematics and Statistics & Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute, The Biophysics Interdepartmental Group (BIG), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
2 Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1409, USA
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Published online: 12 April 2006
We explore packet traffic dynamics in a data network model near phase transition point from free flow to congestion. The model of data network is an abstraction of the Network Layer of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnect) Reference Model of packet switching networks. The Network Layer is responsible for routing packets across the network from their sources to their destinations and for control of congestion in data networks. Using the model we investigate spatio-temporal packets traffic dynamics near the phase transition point for various network connection topologies, and static and adaptive routing algorithms. We present selected simulation results and analyze them.
PACS: 89.20.Ff – Computer science and technology / 89.20.Hh – World Wide Web, Internet / 89.75.-k – Complex systems / 05.65.+b – Self-organized systems
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2006