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Core-stateless Fair Bandwidth Allocation for Guaranteed Services, Part I: End-to-end Precise Basic Bandwidth Guarantees

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3 Author(s)
Yan Qin ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Technol., Tsinghua Univ., Beijing ; Yong Xiang ; Meilin Shi

The core-stateless packet scheduling scheme has both scalability and the ability of fine granularity QoS guarantees. However, maintaining scheduling parameters only in the packet header make it difficult for core-stateless networks to provide deterministic (zero loss) fair bandwidth allocation to each flow. To address this problem, we conceptually separate bandwidth allocation into two steps: the allocation of the basic bandwidth that equals to the reserved rate of the flow and the allocation of extra bandwidth. In this paper, we propose a novel virtual delay vector based core-stateless packet scheduling algorithm, called VCSGR (vector-based core-stateless guaranteed rate). We show that a network of servers running such algorithms provides the same end-to-end delay guarantee as a network of corresponding GR servers. Furthermore, VCSGR uses virtual delay vector technique to achieve accurate basic bandwidth guarantee, which is an essential step toward deterministic fair core-stateless packet scheduling algorithms

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Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, IMACS Multiconference on  (Volume:2 )

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4-6 Oct. 2006