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2 Author(s)
Stanojevic, R. ; Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth, Maynooth ; Shorten, R.

Small Flow Completion Time (FCT) of short-lived flows, and fair bandwidth allocation of long-lived flows have been two major, usually concurrent, goals in the design of resource allocation algorithms. In this paper we present a framework that naturally unifies these two objectives under a single umbrella; namely by proposing resource allocation algorithm Markov Active Yield (MAY). Based on a probabilistic strategy: "drop proportional to the amount of past drops", MAY achieves very small FCT among short-lived flows as well as max-min fair bandwidth allocation among long-lived flows, using only the information of short history of already dropped packets. It turns out that extremely small amount of on-chip SRAM (roughly 1 bit per flow in Pareto-like flow size distributions) is enough for storing this drop history. Analytical models are presented and analyzed and accuracy of results is verified experimentally using packet level ns2 simulations.

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Quality of Service, 2007 Fifteenth IEEE International Workshop on

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21-22 June 2007