ElephantTrap: A low cost device for identifying large flows

Lu Yi, Wang Mei, Balaji Prabhakar, Flavio Bonomi

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of ElephantTrap, a device which aims to cache the largest flows (the "elephants") on a network link. ElephantTrap differs from previous work on identifying large flows in one crucial sense: it does not attempt to accurately estimate the size of the flows it is trapping. This leads to an extremely lightweight design and a surprisingly good performance. ElephantTrap can be employed in the line cards of switches and routers and be used for diagnostics, anomaly detection and traffic engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects, HOT Interconnects
Pages99-105
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects, HOT Interconnects - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2007Aug 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 15th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects, HOT Interconnects

Other

Other15th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects, HOT Interconnects
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period8/22/078/24/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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