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Multi-objective Traffic Engineering for Data Center Networks

Data centers with huge logical storage capacity are now base of many Internet and cloud computing services. Deploying by switched Ethernet networks, data centers are mostly dominated by different variants of spanning tree protocol. The need of a better use of limited spanning tree links is required to find solutions for the load balancing problem in data centers. In this paper, our different Local Search approaches for generating a good set of spanning trees in data centers with many VLANs are evaluated by different multi-criteria assessment methods. The performance of each algorithm is judged based on three measures: maximal link utilization, sum load and number of used links.

The tests can be downloaded below.

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