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Multi-rate traffic shaping and end-to-end performance guarantees in ATM networks

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3 Author(s)
Saha, D. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA ; Mukherjee, S. ; Tripathi, S.K.

This paper proposes a traffic control scheme for integrated services ATM networks. The control strategy comprises of two components: a shaping mechanism at the network entry point and a frame based service discipline at the switches. The shaper enforces a short term peak rate, and a long term average rate. The multiplexing scheme at a switch allocates a guaranteed bandwidth to a connection. A connection may get more than the guaranteed amount, up to a connection specific maximum, if slack bandwidth is available. By imposing an upper bound on the allocated bandwidth, we secure a better handle on the delay jitter. Unlike most frame-based schemes, our scheme allows allocation of bandwidth at any arbitrary granularity. We suggest a simple admission control policy and derive deterministic bounds on end-to-end delay and jitter. An outline of a hardware realization of the scheme is also presented

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Network Protocols, 1994. Proceedings., 1994 International Conference on

Date of Conference:

25-28 Oct 1994