By Topic

Deferring real-time traffic for improved non-real-time communication in FDDI networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Hamdaoui, M. ; Northern Telecom, Tunis, Tunisia ; Ramanathan, P.

The fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) is suitable for real-time communication because of the high speed and the performance guarantees it provides. However, these guarantees are achieved at the expense of non-real-time traffic because the real-time messages are given higher priority over non-real-time messages,resulting in excessive delays for non-real-time messages. In this paper, we propose a scheme for reducing the response time of non-real-time messages while still providing the same guarantees to real-time messages. In particular, the proposed approach gives higher priority to real-time messages only when it is absolutely necessary in order for them to meet their deadlines. Non-real-time messages are thus transmitted ahead of real-time messages whenever possible. We present an algorithm for determining when and by how much the transmission of a real-time message can be deferred without jeopardizing its deadline. The proposed approach is evaluated through simulation. The simulation results show that a substantial reduction in the mean response time of non-real-time messages is achieved when using the proposed approach

Published in:

Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 12 )