Joint Bandwidth Assignment and Routing for Power Saving on Large File Transfer with Time Constraints

Masahiko AIHARA
Nariyoshi YAMAI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E103-B    No.4    pp.431-439
Publication Date: 2020/04/01
Publicized: 2019/09/27
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2019EBP3072
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network Management/Operation
power saving,  scheduling,  routing,  file transfer,  time constraint,  

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The increase in network traffic in recent years has led to increased power consumption. Accordingly, many studies have tried to reduce the energy consumption of network devices. Various types of data have become available in large quantities via large high-speed computer networks. Time-constrained file transfer is receiving much attention as an advanced service. In this model, a request must be completed within a user-specified deadline or rejected if the requested deadline cannot be met. Some bandwidth assignment and routing methods to accept more requests have been proposed. However, these existing methods do not consider energy consumption. Herein, we propose a joint bandwidth assignment and routing method that reduces energy consumption for time-constrained large file transfer. The bandwidth assignment method reduces the power consumption of mediate node, typically router, by waiting for requests and transferring several requests at the same time. The routing method reduces the power consumption by selecting the path with the least predicted energy consumption. Finally, we evaluate the proposed method through simulation experiments.