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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 184705, 7 pages
Research Article

LDCR: A Novel Cloud Routing Mechanism for Increasing Network Throughput

Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Received 4 June 2014; Accepted 27 July 2014; Published 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Yoshinori Hayafuji

Copyright © 2014 Li YanJun and Zhang GuoQing. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aiming at the limitations of existing solutions for network bottleneck caused by the gap between the network transmission capacity and the processing capability of the current Internet architecture, this paper presents a novel cloud routing protocol named LD-CR based on limited deflection mechanism. A router running this protocol logically separates data forwarding and processing, which could share cloud processing resources with other nodes by using extra bandwidth. This method could effectively alleviate single-node congestion by leverage of the capability of electronic processing and optical transmission capacity at the same node. Analysis and simulation results show the simple LD-CR protocol could improve network performance in packet loss rate and network throughput obviously compared with OSPF protocol. Meanwhile, this method could also avoid performance rapid deterioration under the condition of heavy traffic load by using traditional deflection routing technology.