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Major performance characteristics of the asynchronous transfer mode ring (ATMR) media access control (MAC) protocol in the Gbit/s range
Author(s): Christoph Bach; Stefan Richter
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Paper Abstract

ATMR (Asynchronous Transfer Mode Ring) is a media access control (MAC) protocol for local and metropolitan area networks (LANs and MANs) working in a Gbit/s range. The ATMR network architecture is based on a combination of a slotted ring network, spatial slot reuse and a distributed cycle reset mechanism. The performance evaluation is based on simulation results which have been obtained in homogeneous and heterogeneous traffic scenarios. Particularly user throughputs are compared with those of a pure slotted ring network. We demonstrate that the fairness mechanism employed in the ATMR MAC protocol regulates the access to the medium in a global and fair manner. Furthermore we illustrate the throughput advantage obtained by the introduction of a special bandwidth allocation scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201261
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Christoph Bach, Univ. Hagen (Germany)
Stefan Richter, Univ. Hagen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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