Power-aware traffic engineering with named data networking

Yunlong Song*, Min Liu, Yuwei Wang

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Power-aware traffic engineering puts some links to sleep by moving their traffic to other links. However, this can make the utilization of remaining links higher, especially when the traffic amount is large. There is a tradeoff between the number of sleeping links and the utilization of links. To solve this problem, we propose to use a state-of-the-art networking called Named Data Networking (NDN), which can cache and retrieve the content in the storable routers. This can facilitate power-aware traffic engineering, because some traffic does not need to travel through the core network any more, and it only ends up at the edge routers which have already cached the required content. We use NDN to balance the traffic demand between origin-destination core routers so that traffic demand through the network can be adjusted to satisfy the requirement of power-aware traffic engineering. We evaluate power-aware traffic engineering with NDN and show its advantage compared to the one with conventional networking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 7th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
Subtitle of host publicationMSN 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780769546100
ISBN (Print)9781457721786
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 7th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 16 Dec 201118 Dec 2011


Other2011 7th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2011


  • content caching
  • Named Data Networking
  • power-aware traffic engineering
  • traffic demand balancing


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