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Satisfying customer bandwidth demand in IP data networks
Author(s): Yaakov Kogan; Haluk Kosal; Gangaji Maguluri; Gomathi Ramachandran
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Paper Abstract

We introduce the notion of customer bandwidth fulfillment in IP data networks and provide a quantitative characterization of the fulfillment using measurements of the router uplink (link connecting a router to the backbone) utilization. The threshold for the uplink utilization is calculated for a given probability of customer fulfillment based on the normal approximation. We use three different stochastic models to prove the normal approximation for the distribution of the uplink utilization. The convergence to the Gaussian diffusion prcess is proved in the framework of the nonstationary exponential Benes buffer model. In a special case of an alternating renewal process, we show that the fulfillment can be evaluated based on measurements of the mean uplink utilization. We also prove that the distribution for the number of busy links in a large generalized Engset model is asymptotically normal that provides another justification of the normal approximation for the uplink utilization. We analyze 5-minutes measurements of the uplink utilization and show that their empirical distribution is close to normal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4523, Internet Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (24 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434321
Show Author Affiliations
Yaakov Kogan, AT&T Labs. (United States)
Haluk Kosal, AT&T Labs. (United States)
Gangaji Maguluri, AT&T Labs. (United States)
Gomathi Ramachandran, AT&T Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4523:
Internet Performance and Control of Network Systems II
Robert D. van der Mei; Frank Huebner-Szabo de Bucs, Editor(s)

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