Method and apparatus for communication path selection

  • US 9,137,144 B2
  • Filed: 09/28/2012
  • Issued: 09/15/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of selecting, for a group of communication traffic, a communication path from a source node to a destination node through a network comprising a plurality of contiguous communication paths, the method comprising:

  • determining lowest cost paths from the plurality of contiguous communication paths;

    determining V mod N,comparing a result of the determining to indices on a path selection table that associates a unique index with each of the plurality of communication paths, andselecting a path associated with an index equal to the result, wherein N is a number of the lowest cost paths in the plurality of communication paths and V is a group identifier corresponding to the group of communication traffic.

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