DiRP: Distributed Intelligent Rendezvous Point for Multicast Control Plane

Ammar Latif, Roshini Paul, Rishi Chhibber, Anand Singh, Rahul Parameswaran, Abdallah Khreishah, Yaser Jararweh

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Abstract

Multicast is widely deployed in data centers for point-to-multi-point communications. It has an established set of control protocols such as IGMP and PIM that has limitations around the lack of bandwidth awareness when establishing the multicast trees. This could lead to over-subscription of network links and packet loss impacting user quality of experience. Other existing multicast issues are related to path setup time as delay translates to deterioration of user experience. In this paper, we present and implement the DiRP algorithm utilizing distributed decision making architecture to optimize multicast tree formation while maintaining low path setup time. The system is implemented using off-the-shelve commercially available switches. the proposed DiRP algorithm maintains the creation and removal of source trees based on bandwidth requirements. We test the algorithm using Cisco's Nexus commercially available switches. Testing results confirm that the DiRP Algorithm is able to setup multicast tree paths based on available bandwidth while maintaining distributed decision making in the fabric to lower path setup time. The system offers substantially lower path setup time compared to centralized systems while maintaining bandwidth awareness when setting up the fabric.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 9th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference, IGSC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674666
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018
Event9th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference, IGSC 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2018Oct 24 2018

Publication series

Name2018 9th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference, IGSC 2018

Conference

Conference9th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference, IGSC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period10/22/1810/24/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Controller
  • Data Center Fabric
  • Distributed Routing
  • Multicast
  • Uncompressed Video

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