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Timed Petri Net Model for Accurate Performance Analysis of CSMA/CD Bus LASs.

Ajmone Marsan, M.; Chiola, G.; Fumagalli, A.

In: Computer Communications, Vol. 10, No. 6, pages 304-312. December 1987.

Abstract: The authors discuss timed Petri net models that have been developed to investigate the performance of a local area network with a linear topology, in which the bus is accessed by a finite population of stations, randomly located along the bus. A detailed model is first constructed, mainly for specification purposes. From such a model, results can be obtained only through simulation. A compact, analytically tractable model is then developed. Performance curves show that the proposed compact model can be used to obtain accurate performance estimates in the considered case, which had previously been considered intractable.

Keywords: timed net; performance analysis; CSMA/CD bus LAS; local area network.

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