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METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR BANDWIDTH SCHEDULING AND PATH COMPUTATION FOR CONNECTION-ORIENTED NETWORKS

United States Patent Application

20080259954
A1
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A connection-oriented network includes a control server. The control server receives requests to establish and utilize dedicated channels in the network. The control server utilizes various scheduling methods and algorithms to determine channels based on the request's requirements and resources of the network. For example, the control server may determine a channel based on: (i) a specified bandwidth in a specified time slot, (ii) highest available bandwidth in a specified time slot, (iii) earliest available time with a specified bandwidth and duration, and (iv) all available time slots with a specified bandwidth and duration.
Sahni, Sartaj (Gainesville, FL), Venkata Rao, Nageswara Sirikonda (Powell, TN), Ranka, Sanjay (Gainesville, FL), Li, Yan (Gainesville, FL), Jung, Eun-Sung (Gainesville, FL), Kamath, Narayana (Herndon, VA)
11/ 738,464
April 20, 2007
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Grant SBIR Phase 1