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A study of the generalised max–min fair rate allocation for ABR control in ATM

Long, Y.H., Ho, T.K., Rad, A.B., & Lam, S.P.S. (1999) A study of the generalised max–min fair rate allocation for ABR control in ATM. Computer Communications, 22(13), pp. 1247-1259.

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Abstract

In the rate-based flow control for ATM Available Bit Rate service, fairness is an important requirement, i.e. each flow should be allocated a fair share of the available bandwidth in the network. Max–min fairness, which is widely adopted in ATM, is appropriate only when the minimum cell rates (MCRs) of the flows are zero or neglected. Generalised max–min (GMM) fairness extends the principle of the max–min fairness to accommodate MCR. In this paper, we will discuss the formulation of the GMM fair rate allocation, propose a centralised algorithm, analyse its bottleneck structure and develop an efficient distributed explicit rate allocation algorithm to achieve the GMM fairness in an ATM network. The study in this paper addresses certain theoretical and practical issues of the GMM fair rate allocation.

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ID Code: 38470
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Available bit rate service, Generalised max–min fairness, Rate-based flow control
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-3664(99)00111-5
ISSN: 0140-3664
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2010 07:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:58

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