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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

Rasmusson, Lars and Aurell, Erik (2002) Simulation of a network capacity market and three middle-man strategies to price and sell dynamically routed point-to-point connections. [SICS Report]

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:computer networks, bandwidth markets, QoS, combinatorial trading, option pricing
ID Code:2271
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:29 Oct 2007
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:03

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