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ABR functionality in an ATM service multiplexer: implementation, experiments, and simulations
Author(s): Rudy Hoebeke; Johan Witters; Thomas Schillemans
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the implementation of ABR functionality in a queuing point located in the access part of the network. The developed Explicit Rate flow control mechanism is the result of a balanced trade-off between implementation complexity and link load efficiency. Also, the ABR end-system behavior is implemented on a Network Interface Card. At the same time, a solution is presented to realize ABR in a service multiplexer built around a shared-medium bus. Experimental and simulation results are presented which show the main characteristics of ABR. It is demonstrated that a cost- effective implementation of ABR performs very efficiently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3408, Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services, (16 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321874
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Rudy Hoebeke, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)
Johan Witters, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)
Thomas Schillemans, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3408:
Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services
Stephan Fischer; Ralf Steinmetz; Heinrich J. Stuettgen; Harmen R. van As; Roberto Vercelli, Editor(s)

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