A method to produce near-optimal routes for the flow of data between clusters in a distributed data communications network. A backbone traffic matrix and a backbone topology at the cluster level are used to produce minimum hop routes, minimum delay routes, or routes which maximize throughput. The inputs of the system are the number of requirements, the number of backbone links, and the number of backbone nodes.
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Inventor(s) Michael O. Ball
, Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Post