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Fair Round-Robin: A Low Complexity Packet Schduler with Proportional and Worst-Case Fairness

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2 Author(s)
Xin Yuan ; Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL ; Duan, Z.

Round robin based packet schedulers generally have a low complexity and provide long-term fairness. The main limitation of such schemes is that they do not support short-term fairness. In this paper, we propose a new low complexity round robin scheduler, called Fair Round Robin (FRR), that overcomes this limitation. FRR has similar complexity and long-term fairness properties as the stratified round robin scheduler, a recently proposed scheme that arguably provides the best quality-of-service properties among all existing round robin based low complexity packet schedulers. FRR offers better short-term fairness than stratified round robin and other existing round robin schedulers.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:58 ,  Issue: 3 )