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Lightnet: a protocol for future real time high speed broadcast networks

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2 Author(s)
Jacquet, P. ; INRIA, Le Chesnay, France ; Muhlethaler, P.

A set of high-speed protocols working on unidirectional broadcast systems is defined. Lightnet 1 is based on collision avoidance and a simple reservation scheme; Lightnet 2 is a version for heavy loads; and Lightnet 3 is designed to work on a ring topology. Three analytical models are developed to evaluate the performances of these protocols. Comparisons between analytical and simulation results show the accuracy of these models. A careful comparison between Lightnet I and Expressnet shows that the former outperforms the latter both for average delay and for flexibility to various kinds of traffic mixes under the assumption of uniform packet size

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Distributed Computing Systems in the 1990s, 1988. Proceedings., Workshop on the Future Trends of

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14-16 Sep 1988