Network Resource Allocation Strategy Based on Deep Reinforcement Learning

Shidong Zhang, Chao Wang, Junsan Zhang, Youxiang Duan, Xinhong You, Peiying Zhang
2020 IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society  
The traditional Internet has encountered a bottleneck in allocating network resources for emerging technology needs. Network virtualization (NV) technology as a future network architecture, the virtual network embedding (VNE) algorithm it supports shows great potential in solving resource allocation problems. Combined with the efficient machine learning (ML) algorithm, a neural network model close to the substrate network environment is constructed to train the reinforcement learning agent.
more » ... paper proposes a two-stage VNE algorithm based on deep reinforcement learning (DRL) (TS-DRL-VNE) for the problem that the mapping result of existing heuristic algorithm is easy to converge to the local optimal solution. For the problem that the existing VNE algorithm based on ML often ignores the importance of substrate network representation and training mode, a DRL VNE algorithm based on full attribute matrix (FAM-DRL-VNE) is proposed. In view of the problem that the existing VNE algorithm often ignores the underlying resource changes between virtual network requests, a DRL VNE algorithm based on matrix perturbation theory (MPT-DRL-VNE) is proposed. Experimental results show that the above algorithm is superior to other algorithms.
doi:10.1109/ojcs.2020.3000330 fatcat:jtvf422o2zdplbd5htcywircyy