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Title: Performance benchmarking of SDN experimental platforms
Authors: Isaia, Philippos
Guan, Lin
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: ISAIA, P. and GUAN, L., 2016. Performance benchmarking of SDN experimental platforms. Presented at the 2016 IEEE NetSoft Conference and Workshops (NetSoft) , Seoul, Korea, 6-10th. June, pp. 116-120.
Abstract: There is a huge number of SDN experimental platforms available such as simulators, emulators and actual testbeds, each of them having different performance metrics. This paper presents a series of performance tests, that can be performed in each of the available platforms, in order to evaluate and rank them in various performance categories. These tests cover performance categories such as experiment setup/teardown time, resources needed in the form of CPU and RAM, as well as the fair use and fair share of those resources by the experimental platform. In addition, ping delay, response failure rate and scalability are also measured. All the performance tests presented in this paper have been implemented in Mininet emulator in order to evaluate its performance. After the data analysis, the most noticeable results are (i) response failure increases as the number of links increases, in some cases by 95%, (ii) CPU load balancing is more efficient as the number of nodes increases and (iii) initial ping delay is huge compared to average ping delay, in some cases up to 1725 times larger. Finally, performance results indicate that Mininet has several scalability issues.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/NETSOFT.2016.7502456
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21987
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NETSOFT.2016.7502456
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