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Future Internet 2010, 2(3), 295-307; doi:10.3390/fi2030295

Dynamic Resource Allocation and QoS Control Capabilities of the Japanese Academic Backbone Network

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National Institute of Informatics (NII), 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan
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Received: 22 July 2010 / Accepted: 5 August 2010 / Published: 9 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue QoS in Wired and Wireless IP Networks)
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Dynamic resource control capabilities have become increasingly important for academic networks that must support big scientific research projects at the same time as less data intensive research and educational activities. This paper describes the dynamic resource allocation and QoS control capabilities of the Japanese academic backbone network, called SINET3, which supports a variety of academic applications with a wide range of network services. The article describes the network architecture, networking technologies, resource allocation, QoS control, and layer-1 bandwidth on-demand services. It also details typical services developed for scientific research, including the user interface, resource control, and management functions, and includes performance evaluations.
Keywords: QoS; bandwidth on demand; next-generation SDH; MPLS/GMPLS QoS; bandwidth on demand; next-generation SDH; MPLS/GMPLS
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Urushidani, S.; Fukuda, K.; Koibuchi, M.; Nakamura, M.; Abe, S.; Ji, Y.; Aoki, M.; Yamada, S. Dynamic Resource Allocation and QoS Control Capabilities of the Japanese Academic Backbone Network. Future Internet 2010, 2, 295-307.

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