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Optimization model of internet protocols

Low, Steven and Doyle, John and Li, L. and Tang, A. and Wang, J. (2005) Optimization model of internet protocols. In: SIGMETRICS '05 Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGMETRICS international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems. ACM , New York, NY, p. 277. ISBN 1-59593-022-1.

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Layered architecture is one of the most fundamental and influential structures of network design. Can we integrate the various protocol layers into a single coherent theory by regarding them as carrying out an asynchronous distributed primal-dual computation over the network to implicitly solve a global optimization problem? Different layers iterate on different subsets of the decision variables using local information to achieve individual optimalities, but taken together, these local algorithms attempt to achieve a global objective. Such a theory will expose the interconnection between protocol layers and can be used to study rigorously the performance tradeoff in protocol layering as different ways to distribute a centralized computation. In this talk, we describe some preliminary work towards this goal and discuss some of the difficulties of this approach.

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Official Citation:Steven Low, J. Doyle, L. Li, A. Tang, and J. Wang. 2005. Optimization model of internet protocols. In Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGMETRICS international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems (SIGMETRICS '05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 277-277. DOI=
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