## Abstract

Distributed multimedia applications usually require multiple QoS performance guarantees. However, in general, searching such a route in the network, to support multimedia applications, is known to be NP-complete. In this paper, we propose a new heuristic QoS routing algorithm, called "QoSR_{DKS}", for supporting multimedia applications in high-speed networks. QoSR_{DKS} is a modification of rule-based Fallback routing and Dijkstra algorithms. It can search a unicast route that would have enough network resources so that multiple QoS requirements (bandwidth, delay, and delay jitter) of the requested flow could be guaranteed. Its worst case computation time complexity is the same as that of the Dijkstra algorithm, i.e., O(|V|^{2}), where |V| is the number of nodes in the network. Extensive simulations were done with various network sizes, upto 500 nodes networks, where each node uses Weighted Fair Queueing (WFQ) service discipline. Results show that QoSR_{DKS} is very efficient. It could always find the QoS satisfying route, whenever there exists one (success rate is optimal), and its average computation time is near to simple shortest path Dijkstra algorithm.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 357-373 |

Number of pages | 17 |

Journal | Telecommunication Systems |

Volume | 9 |

Issue number | 3-4 |

Publication status | Published - 1998 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computer Networks and Communications