FLight: A Fast and Lightweight Elephant-Flow Detection Mechanism

Amer M. AlGhadhban, Basem Shihada

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16 Scopus citations


In this work, we propose FLight, a fast, lightweight and adaptive mechanism for detecting elephant-flows while improving the detection accuracy and speed. FLight leverages the TCP communication behavior for its detection algorithm, it demonstrates a 100% elephant-flow detection accuracy, and is 242× faster than other centralized solutions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781538668719
StatePublished - Jul 23 2018


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