Effect of self-similar traffic on the performance and buffer requirements of ATM ABR edge devices

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Previous studies demonstrated that Ethemet local area network traffic is statistically self-similar and that the commonly used Poisson models are not able to capture the fractal characteristics of Ethemet traffic. This contribution uses simulated self-similar traffic traces from the MITRE Corporation and Sandia`s simulation software to evaluate the ABR performance of an ATM backbone. The ATM backbone interconnects Ethemet LANs via edge devices such as routers and bridges. We evaluate the overall network performance in terms of throughput, response time, fairness, and buffer requirements. Because typical edge devices perform simple forwarding functions, their usual mechanism for signaling network congestion is ... continued below

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Dastangoo, S.; Miller, G.J.; Chen, H. & Brandt, J. February 5, 1996.

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Previous studies demonstrated that Ethemet local area network traffic is statistically self-similar and that the commonly used Poisson models are not able to capture the fractal characteristics of Ethemet traffic. This contribution uses simulated self-similar traffic traces from the MITRE Corporation and Sandia`s simulation software to evaluate the ABR performance of an ATM backbone. The ATM backbone interconnects Ethemet LANs via edge devices such as routers and bridges. We evaluate the overall network performance in terms of throughput, response time, fairness, and buffer requirements. Because typical edge devices perform simple forwarding functions, their usual mechanism for signaling network congestion is packet dropping. Therefore, we believe that the proper provisioning of buffer resources in ATM edge devices is crucial to the overall network performance.

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  • ATM forum on traffic management subworking group, Los Angeles, CA (United States), 5 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96006485
  • Report No.: SAND--96-8534C
  • Report No.: CONF-960278--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 219242
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670999

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Dastangoo, S.; Miller, G.J.; Chen, H. & Brandt, J. Effect of self-similar traffic on the performance and buffer requirements of ATM ABR edge devices, article, February 5, 1996; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670999/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.