Optimal link capacity dimensioning in proportionally fair networks
(2002) Second International IFIPTC6 Networking Conference , May 19–24, 2002 In NETWORKING 2002: Networking Technologies, Services, and Protocols; Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Communications 2345. p.277288 Abstract
 We consider the problem of link capacity dimensioning and bandwidth allocation in networks that support elastic flows and maintain proportional fairness among these flows. We assume that a certain allocated bandwidth to a user demand generates revenue for the network operator. On the other hand, the operator incurs a capacity dependent cost for each link in the network. The operator's profit is the difference between the revenue and the total link cost. Under this assumption, the problem is to determine the bandwidth of the flows and the link capacities such that the profit is maximized. We first show that under fairly general assumptions, the optimum allocation of flows leads to selecting the lowest cost paths between... (More)
 We consider the problem of link capacity dimensioning and bandwidth allocation in networks that support elastic flows and maintain proportional fairness among these flows. We assume that a certain allocated bandwidth to a user demand generates revenue for the network operator. On the other hand, the operator incurs a capacity dependent cost for each link in the network. The operator's profit is the difference between the revenue and the total link cost. Under this assumption, the problem is to determine the bandwidth of the flows and the link capacities such that the profit is maximized. We first show that under fairly general assumptions, the optimum allocation of flows leads to selecting the lowest cost paths between originatordestination pairs. We also derive explicit formulae for the bandwidth allocated to these flows. We distinguish the case when the operator's capacity budget is fixed ("equality budget constraint", in which case the profit is maximized when the revenue is maximized) and the case when the budget is upperbounded ("inequality budget constraint", in which case the profit can  in general  be maximized by using some portion of the capacity budget). Finally, we show numerical examples to highlight some of the tradeoffs between profit maximization, revenue maximization and fairness. (Less)
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 Pioro, Michal ^{LU} ; Malicsko, Gabor and Fodor, Gabor
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 2002
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 published
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 keywords
 packet networks, proportional fairness, elastic traffic, Internet, convex optimization, network design
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 NETWORKING 2002: Networking Technologies, Services, and Protocols; Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Communications
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 2345
 pages
 277  288
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 Springer
 conference name
 Second International IFIPTC6 Networking Conference , May 19–24, 2002
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 scopus:84948182748
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 03029743
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 3540437096
 DOI
 10.1007/3540479066_22
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 English
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