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Proceedings of 22nd Annual Conference on Local Computer Networks

2-5 Nov. 1997

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  • Proceedings of 22nd Annual Conference on Local Computer Networks

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Counting the cycles: a comparative study of NFS performance over high speed networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    In the management of a modern LAN or campus network, two issues are of key importance, namely network performance and capacity planning. In this paper we report on results from an experimental programme which aims to quantify the performance that can be achieved with a real distributed application running over a range of different network technologies, including Ethernet, ATM, FDDI, and a 100 Mb/s... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of asynchronous, variable bit rate communications over ATM: a comparison with FDDI

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 27
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    Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology performance is evaluated for Class C (variable bit rate, asynchronous) data transfer, as would be typically found when migrating legacy applications to an ATM environment. Of particular interest are the end-to-end latencies obtainable using ATM networks to transfer time critical data. Latencies obtained using classical IP over ATM and raw ATM using the F... View full abstract»

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  • Performance analysis of ATM switches with multistage multipath packet switching interconnection networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Because of their ability of nonblocking and fault tolerance, multistage-multipath networks provide useful characteristics for ATM switches and large-scale parallel computers. In this paper an analytical model for the analysis of ATM switches based on multistage-multipath packet switching interconnection networks with finite buffering capacity at the output of switching elements is presented. The p... View full abstract»

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  • A numerical method for performance analysis of ATM multiplexers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 41
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    This paper presents a numerical method for performance analysis of multiplexers in a wide variety of environments. Using this method, performance analysis of ATM multiplexers fed with two important classes of arrival processes, namely correlated on-off and periodic traffic, has been accomplished. Unlike generating function approaches, the proposed analysis method is in time domain and is appropria... View full abstract»

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  • Improving communication network topologies using tabu search

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):44 - 53
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    This paper proposes a tabu search approach for improving communication network topologies. The problem consists of finding, for a given set of nodes and traffic requirements, a network topology that minimizes the communication cost taking into account some performance and reliability constraints. For this purpose, some moves or focal transformations called perturbations are applied to a starting t... View full abstract»

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  • LAN-ATM internetworking over a priority-based slotted-ring network

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):54 - 63
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    Bandwidth-intensive and delay-sensitive applications demand ATM technology to be brought into every desktop. However, it is very costly in terms of both hardware and software to replace a traditional LAN such as Ethernet and token ring by an ATM network. Therefore, internetworking LANs with an ATM backbone network is considered a cost-effective and most promising solution for bringing ATM into the... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a bridge between CORBA and DCE

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):64 - 71
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    This paper considers a bridge which can be used for the communication between the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE). A bridge can overcome the heterogeneity of different distributed middleware platforms. The key point in creating bridges is the design and implementation of the mapping function and interface definition language (IDL) t... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed shared memory layer for cooperative work applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):72 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (82)
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    To create cooperative work applications quickly and efficiently, we have developed a cooperative platform called CAliF: Cooperative Application Framework. This system was defined with four layers. We propose a new consistency protocol for the distributed shared memory (DSM) layer where different shared objects are replicated at each site. CAliF uses the DSM to allow programmers to share objects or... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of integrated telephony service over standalone LAN and ATM internetworked LANs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):80 - 88
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    A substantial demand exists in enterprise networks for obtaining an interLAN telephony service integrated with asynchronous data services. We determine the end-to-end performance of a standalone IEEE 802.5 LAN and ATM internetworked 802.5 LANs by using a simulation based approach and compare their performance. Both the standalone IEEE 802.5 LAN and ATM internetworked 802.5 LANs offer a telephony s... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy optimization model for routing in B-ISDN

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):89 - 98
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    Broadband integrated services digital networks (B-ISDN) support a wide range of applications with diverse traffic characteristics. Routing algorithms are required to guarantee the quality of service (QoS) requested by these traffic classes. In this paper, the routing problem is formulated as a fuzzy multiobjective optimization model. The fuzzy approach allows for the inclusion and evaluation of se... View full abstract»

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  • A routing algorithm for distributed communication networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):99 - 105
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    As the speed and number of LANs continue to increase higher and higher demand is placed on wide area networks. To support the tremendous traffic and to avoid link congestion, such networks should utilize a robust routing strategy. This paper proposes a routing algorithm called MINDEL for assigning flows to distributed network links. With polynomial complexity this algorithm tends to minimize each ... View full abstract»

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  • Next hop resolution using classical IP over ATM

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):106 - 110
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    In principle, more than one routers are intervened between different IP subnets. IETF RFC1577 "Classical IP and ARP over ATM", which is specified to provide IP services on ATM network, also requires that the router be used between different LISs (Logical IP subnet). However, the intervention of the router is not always an effective solution on ATM network. If there is a direct virtual channel conn... View full abstract»

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  • Preserving cell sequence of handoff connections in wireless ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):112 - 122
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    Preserving ATM cell sequencing is an important issue in the future wireless ATM network. Out-of-sequence ATM cells will cause entire data frame to be discarded and causes either data retransmission or quality of service degradation. Currently there is no connection handoff scheme providing a schematic method to preserve ATM cell sequencing. In this paper, we investigate the issue of preserving ATM... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple access for third-generation personal communication systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):123 - 132
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    The role of the multiple access protocol in future personal communication systems is to provide efficient and timely access to multirate broadband applications involving integrated voice, video and data services. In addition, the protocol is required to operate with the difficult constraints posed by moving users, dynamic traffic load variations and highly sensitive wireless links. Recognizing thi... View full abstract»

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  • An adaptive location management algorithm for mobile computing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):133 - 140
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    In mobile computing mobile hosts or mobile units move randomly from one place to another within a well-defined geographical area. This requires some mechanism for identifying the exact location of a mobile host. Such mechanisms are usually referred to as location management and is one of the essential components for supporting mobility. In the past a number of efficient location management schemes... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient estimation of cell loss and cell delay of nonblocking ATM switches

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):142 - 148
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    The performance evaluation of ATM switches is of paramount importance in the design and analysis of ATM networks. In this paper, we focus on the evaluation of the cell loss rate (CLR) and cell delay probability (CDP) in nonblocking ATM switches using computer simulations. In particular, we investigate the potential of using importance sampling techniques as an "superfast" alternative to convention... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient fault-tolerant reliable broadcast in an extended LAN

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):149 - 158
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    Several efficient reliable broadcast protocols have been developed and implemented on broadcast LANs. To enhance the amount of bandwidth available per node on a shared media LAN, such as 10 Mb/s Ethernet, there is a rapidly growing usage of LAN switches to interconnect several independent LAN segments to form an Extended LAN (E-LAN). The existing reliable broadcast protocols may be inefficient in ... View full abstract»

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  • The optimal virtual path design of ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):159 - 167
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    This paper studies the optimal configuration of virtual paths in ATM networks. A linear model that minimizes the maximum flow density of links is proposed for the optimal virtual path configuration. The advantage of the modeling is that traffic loads are distributed evenly over entire network. An algorithm based on the multi-commodity approach is proposed to solve the problem. Examples are given t... View full abstract»

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  • Video distribution to the home using advance reservation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):170 - 178
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    Through the Internet and service providers such as cable companies it will be possible to receive a wide range of services such as Internet access, video distribution and television in the home. However, a bottleneck in these systems is the bandwidth available to the home and over the cable tv network. In this paper, the use of advance reservation for non-interactive services is proposed to allevi... View full abstract»

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  • Protocol implementation in a vertically structured operating system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):179 - 188
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    A vertically structured operating system is one in which neither the "kernel" nor "servers" perform work on behalf of applications-the former because it exists only to multiplex the CPU, and the latter in order to avoid Quality of Service interference between the applications. Instead, wherever possible, the applications perform all of their own processing. Such a vertical structure provides many ... View full abstract»

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  • An optimal cache replacement algorithm for Internet systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):189 - 194
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    Cache replacement algorithms when applied in Internet systems are studied in this paper. The use of conventional replacement algorithms such as LRU and LFU is first discussed. We then present a new cache replacement algorithm called optimal cache replacement (OCR) algorithm for Internet systems. Analysis and simulation on OCR algorithm are performed. The results show that for small caches, OCR alg... View full abstract»

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  • A new explicit rate-based congestion control scheme for ABR services

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):195 - 201
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    The ATM Forum has adopted the rate-based scheme as the standard for ABR services. Effective ABR services are essential for ATM LAN emulation. The authors propose a new algorithm or scheme that has equivalent or better performance than existing schemes, but requires only O(1) computation. This O(1) computation is independent of both the number and rates of the connections. The scheme, called the "U... View full abstract»

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  • A native ATM protocol architecture design and performance evaluation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):204 - 210
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    ATM networks offer the Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees required for future multimedia applications. Native mode ATM access offers full access to ATM's Quality of Service capabilities in homogeneous ATM networks and provides support for a wide range of information streams with different properties and requirements. The author presents a native ATM service architecture offering a common service ... View full abstract»

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  • Scaling CSMA/CD to 1 Gb/s with frame bursting

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):211 - 219
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    In Gigabit Ethernet, the round-trip propagation delay can be much greater than the transmission time for a minimum length frame. The authors describe some changes to the Ethernet CSMA/CD medium access control algorithm that allow CSMA/CD to be used in this case. First, carrier extension is used to increase the slot time without requiring a corresponding increase in the minimum frame length. Second... View full abstract»

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