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An enhanced explicit rate algorithm for ABR traffic control in ATM networks

Long, Y.H. , Ho, T.K., & Rad, A.B. (2001) An enhanced explicit rate algorithm for ABR traffic control in ATM networks. International Journal of Communication Systems, 14(10), pp. 909-923.

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Abstract

A high performance, low computational complexity rate-based flow control algorithm which can avoid congestion and achieve fairness is important to ATM available bit rate service. The explicit rate allocation algorithm proposed by Kalampoukas et al. is designed to achieve max–min fairness in ATM networks. It has several attractive features, such as a fixed computational complexity of O(1) and the guaranteed convergence to max–min fairness. In this paper, certain drawbacks of the algorithm, such as the severe overload of an outgoing link during transient period and the non-conforming use of the current cell rate field in a resource management cell, have been identified and analysed; a new algorithm which overcomes these drawbacks is proposed. The proposed algorithm simplifies the rate computation as well. Compared with Kalampoukas's algorithm, it has better performance in terms of congestion avoidance and smoothness of rate allocation.

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ID Code: 38495
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: ATM network, Traffic control, Packeting algorithms
DOI: 10.1002/dac.515
ISSN: 1074-5351
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2010 08:57
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:58

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