Coping with the Upcoming Heterogeneity in 5G Communications and Storage Using Fulcrum Network Codes

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Abstract

In this paper, Fulcrum network codes are introduced as a viable solution to cope with the heterogeneity of 5G communication and storage systems. Fulcrum network codes are an enhancement of random linear network codes (RLNC) offering high throughput performance at low overhead. This contrasts with state of the art solutions that only offer a trade-off between performance and overhead. Additionally, Fulcrum network codes allow any communication or storage node to choose its decoding parameters, e.g., field size, based on their individual computational power or available energy. This means that a system using Fulcrum network codes will be able to perform a fluid allocation of complexity. We introduce the basic concept of Fulcrum network codes as well as a performance evaluation for basic network topologies demonstrating the abilities and potential of this new class of codes.
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In this paper, Fulcrum network codes are introduced as a viable solution to cope with the heterogeneity of 5G communication and storage systems. Fulcrum network codes are an enhancement of random linear network codes (RLNC) offering high throughput performance at low overhead. This contrasts with state of the art solutions that only offer a trade-off between performance and overhead. Additionally, Fulcrum network codes allow any communication or storage node to choose its decoding parameters, e.g., field size, based on their individual computational power or available energy. This means that a system using Fulcrum network codes will be able to perform a fluid allocation of complexity. We introduce the basic concept of Fulcrum network codes as well as a performance evaluation for basic network topologies demonstrating the abilities and potential of this new class of codes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Communications Systems (ISWCS), 2014 11th International Symposium on
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
Pages997-1001
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5863-4
DOI
StatePublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 26 Aug 201429 Aug 2014
Conference number: 33154

Conference

Conference2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems
Nummer33154
LandSpain
ByBarcelona
Periode26/08/201429/08/2014
SeriesInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS)
ISSN2154-0217
ID: 205765977