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Small-time scaling behaviors of Internet backbone traffic: An empirical study

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dc.contributor.author Zhang, Zhi-Li
Ribeiro, Vinay Joseph
Moon, Sue
Diot, Christophe
dc.creator Zhang, Zhi-Li
Ribeiro, Vinay Joseph
Moon, Sue
Diot, Christophe
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-31T01:10:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-31T01:10:16Z
dc.date.issued 2003-04-20
dc.date.submitted 2003-04-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/20458
dc.description Conference Paper
dc.description.abstract We study the small-time (sub-seconds) scaling behaviors of Internet backbone traffic, based on traces collected from OC3/12/48 links in a tier-1 ISP. We observe that for a majority of these traces, the (second-order) scaling exponents at small time scales (1ms - 100ms) are fairly close to 0.5, indicating that traffic fluctuations at these time scales are (nearly) uncorrelated. In addition, the traces manifest mostly monofractal behaviors at small time scales. The objective of the paper is to understand the potential causes or factors that influence the small-time scalings of Internet backbone traffic via empirical data analysis. We analyze the traffic composition of the traces along two dimensions â flow size and flow density. Our study uncovers dense flows (i.e., flows with bursts of densely clustered packets) as the correlation-causing factor in small time scales, and reveals that the traffic composition in terms of proportions of dense vs. sparse flows plays a major role in influecing the small-time scalings of aggregate traffic.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject networks
Internet
scaling
long-range-dependence
self-similarity
backbone
traffic
dc.subject.other Multiscale Methods
Signal Processing for Networking
dc.title Small-time scaling behaviors of Internet backbone traffic: An empirical study
dc.type Conference paper
dc.date.note 2003-05-12
dc.citation.bibtexName inproceedings
dc.date.modified 2003-05-12
dc.contributor.org Center for Multimedia Communications (http://cmc.rice.edu/)
dc.contributor.org Digital Signal Processing (http://dsp.rice.edu/)
dc.subject.keyword networks
Internet
scaling
long-range-dependence
self-similarity
backbone
traffic
dc.citation.conferenceName IEEE INFOCOM
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.citation Z. Zhang, V. J. Ribeiro, S. Moon and C. Diot, "Small-time scaling behaviors of Internet backbone traffic: An empirical study," 2003.

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