In: Proc. 3-rd IEEE Annual Int. Computer Performance and Dependability Symposium (IPDS'98), 7-9 September 1998, Durham, NC, pages 64-75. 1998.
Abstract: Generalized stochastic Petri nets (GSPNs) are used in this paper for the performance analysis of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) local area networks (LANs) that adopt a peculiar version of the available bit rate (ABR) service category, called `Stop and Go ABR'. This is a simplified ABR algorithm designed for the provision of best-effort services in low cost ATM LANs, according to which sources can transmit only at two different cell rates, the peak cell rate (PCR) and minimum cell rate (MCR). Results obtained from the solution of GSPN models of simple ATM LAN setups comprising Stop and Go ABR as well as UBR (unspecified bit rate) users are first validated through detailed simulation, and then used to show that Stop and Go ABR is capable of providing good performance and fairness in a number of different LAN configurations.
Keywords: ATM LANs, Stop and Go ABR, UBR, performance analysis, stochastic Petri nets.
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