Small active counters

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

35 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The need for efficient counter architecture has arisen for the following two reasons. Firstly, a number of data streaming algorithms and network management applications require a large number of counters in order to identify important traffic characteristics. And secondly, at high speeds, current memory devices have significant limitations in terms of speed (DRAM) and size (SRAM). For some applications no information on counters is needed on a per-packet basis and several methods have been proposed to handle this problem with low SRAM memory requirements. However, for a number of applications it is essential to have the counter information on every packet arrival. In this paper we propose two, computationally and memory efficient, randomized algorithms for approximating the counter values. We prove that proposed estimators are unbiased and give variance bounds. A case study on Multistage Filters (MSF) over the real Internet traces shows a significant improvement by using the active counters architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM 2007
Subtitle of host publication26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
Pages2153-2161
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2007
EventIEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 6 May 200712 May 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

OtherIEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period6/5/0712/5/07

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Counter architecture
  • Data streaming algorithms
  • High-speed measurements
  • Router

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Stanojević, R. (2007). Small active counters. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 2153-2161). [4215831] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2007.249