Self-similar and fractal nature of Internet traffic

Debasish Chakraborty, Ahmed Ashir, Takuo Suganuma, G. Mansfield Keeni, T. K. Roy, N. Shiratori

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    The self-similar bursty Internet traffic is usually characterized by the Hurst parameter (H). Such a process is also seen to possess fractal characteristics in time described by a parameter (β), with multifractals in most cases. We observe that these highly stochastic traffics have fractals in flow density too, described by a fractal dimension (D), also with the possibiliy of multifractals as in the former. This requires another parameter for the description of Internet traffic, besides the usual self-similarity parameter β or H and the different simulations or models worked out to understand the Internet traffic to reproduce the characteristics as found in the present work. We also find a notable self-similarity feature of the autocorrelations in the data and its aggregates, in all the cases studied.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-129
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Network Management
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

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    Chakraborty, D., Ashir, A., Suganuma, T., Mansfield Keeni, G., Roy, T. K., & Shiratori, N. (2004). Self-similar and fractal nature of Internet traffic. International Journal of Network Management, 14(2), 119-129.

    Self-similar and fractal nature of Internet traffic. / Chakraborty, Debasish; Ashir, Ahmed; Suganuma, Takuo; Mansfield Keeni, G.; Roy, T. K.; Shiratori, N.

    In: International Journal of Network Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, 03.2004, p. 119-129.

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    Chakraborty, D, Ashir, A, Suganuma, T, Mansfield Keeni, G, Roy, TK & Shiratori, N 2004, 'Self-similar and fractal nature of Internet traffic', International Journal of Network Management, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 119-129.
    Chakraborty D, Ashir A, Suganuma T, Mansfield Keeni G, Roy TK, Shiratori N. Self-similar and fractal nature of Internet traffic. International Journal of Network Management. 2004 Mar;14(2):119-129.
    Chakraborty, Debasish ; Ashir, Ahmed ; Suganuma, Takuo ; Mansfield Keeni, G. ; Roy, T. K. ; Shiratori, N. / Self-similar and fractal nature of Internet traffic. In: International Journal of Network Management. 2004 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 119-129.
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