Investigating the Optimal Performance of Multicast Communication by Simulation

Eleftherios Stergiou, Dimitrios Liarokapis, Gerasimos Meletiou

Abstract

The multicast mechanism is one method of data communication in data networks which aims to transfer data to a group of receivers on a network in an efficient manner. In this work the performance of four well known and widely used multicast protocols are investigated using OMNeT++ open software, which was chosen for this purpose. Individual performance metrics are determined by executing simulation experiments and in addition a unique overall performance indicator is defined to solve the multi-criteria decision problem that is revealed as the network configuration and the service conditions vary. This performance evaluation approach can be used by network protocol designers for building and exploiting optimal protocols when setting up networks so as to achieve the best performance under the multicast traffic load and quality specifications.

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Stergiou E., Liarokapis D. and Meletiou G. (2013). Investigating the Optimal Performance of Multicast Communication by Simulation . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-8565-69-3, pages 108-116. DOI: 10.5220/0004479401080116


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@conference{simultech13,
author={Eleftherios Stergiou and Dimitrios Liarokapis and Gerasimos Meletiou},
title={Investigating the Optimal Performance of Multicast Communication by Simulation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2013},
pages={108-116},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004479401080116},
isbn={978-989-8565-69-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Investigating the Optimal Performance of Multicast Communication by Simulation
SN - 978-989-8565-69-3
AU - Stergiou E.
AU - Liarokapis D.
AU - Meletiou G.
PY - 2013
SP - 108
EP - 116
DO - 10.5220/0004479401080116