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Analysis of a Local-Area Bus System with Controlled Access

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1 Author(s)
Bux, W. ; IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

The performance analysis of a local-area bus access scheme is presented, which is characterized by an alternating sequence of scheduling and data-transmission intervals. For different scheduling disciplines, viz., fixed and variable priorities, and "shortest-packet-first," we derive explicit results for the mean packet-transfer delay. Our results give insight into the question of fairness among the stations, and the potential for performance improvement by sophisticated scheduling.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-32 ,  Issue: 8 )