The disjoint multipath challenge: multiple disjoint paths guaranteeing scalability
AuthorsLópez Pajares, Diego; Rojas Sánchez, Elisa; Carral Pelayo, Juan Antonio; Martinez Yelmo, Isaias; Álvarez Horcajo, Joaquín
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/48258
Comunidad de Madrid
Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha
López Pajares, D., Rojas, E., Carral, J.A., Martínez Yelmo, I & Álvarez Horcajo, J. 2021, "The disjoint multipath challenge: multiple disjoint paths guaranteeing scalability", IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 74422-74436.
TAPIR-CM / S2018/TCS-4496 (Comunidad de Madrid)
IRIS-CM / CM/JIN/2019-039 (Comunidad de Madrid)
IRIS-JCCM / SBPLY/19/180501/000324 (Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha)
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
The multipath challenge is a research line in continuous development because of its multiple benefits, however, these benefits are overshadowed by scalability, which goes down considerably when the paths are multiple and disjoint. The disjointness aggregates an extra value to the multiple paths, but it also implies more complex mathematical operations that increase the computational cost. In fact, diverse proposals exist that try to increase scalability by limiting the number of paths obtained to the minimum possible (two-disjoint paths), which is enough for backup applications but not for other purposes. This paper presents an algorithm that solves these drawbacks by discovering multiple disjoint paths among multiple nodes in an efficient way, while keeping bounded the computational cost and ensuring scalability. The proposed algorithm has been validated thoroughly by performing a theoretical analysis, bolstered afterwards by an exhaustive experimental evaluation. The collected results are promising, our algorithm reduces the time spent to obtain the disjoint paths regarding its competitors between one and three orders of magnitude, at the cost of a slight decrease in the number of paths discovered.