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Simulation of a network capacity market and three middle-man strategies to price and sell dynamically routed point-to-point connections
Number of Authors: 2
2002 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a simulation of a computer network, the capacity between pairs of border routers in a network domain is sold on a spot market. End-users establish point-to-point connections across several domains by buying capacity in the domains along a path in the network. This paper compares three different trading strategies: spot requests, null broker requests, and derivative broker requests. Their performance is measured in terms of the ratio of successful connections, and the cost to establish a connection. Simulations of a network results show that the derivative broker requests typically performs better than the other two, especially in networks where prices fluctuate rapidly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Institute of Computer Science , 2002, 1. , 29 p.
SICS Technical Report, ISSN 1100-3154 ; 2002:23
Keyword [en]
computer networks, bandwidth markets, QoS, combinatorial trading, option pricing
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-14184OAI: diva2:1035472
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