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Analysis of the ARB (adaptive rate based) congestion avoidance algorithm

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1 Author(s)
D. Artiges ; Inst. Nat. de Recherche en Inf. et Autom., Sophia-Antipolis, France

The ARB (adaptive rate based) algorithm is a congestion control mechanism developed by IBM, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. ARB is a distributed algorithm based on the periodic exchange of information between the two end points of a connection. The sender uses the feedback, in particular a delay estimation, to detect approaching congestion and regulate the input traffic accordingly. We define a discrete time Markov chain modeling a simple network controlled by the ARB algorithm. We show that the sending rate and the queue length are bounded, and we establish the geometric convergence of the system toward steady-state behavior

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Decision and Control, 1996., Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

11-13 Dec 1996