Analysis of Dynamic Bandwidth Control for LAN Interconnection through ATM Networks

Yoshihiro OHBA  Masayuki MURATA  Hideo MIYAHARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B   No.3   pp.367-377
Publication Date: 1994/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Future Private Networks)
ATM,  LAN interconnection,  LAN traffic model,  dynamic bandwidth control,  performance evaluation,  

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In this paper, we study a dynamic bandwidth control which is expected an effective use of network resources in transmitting highly bursty traffic generated by, e.g., interconnected LAN systems. First, a new LAN traffic model is proposed in which correlation of not only packet interarrival times but also packet lengths are considered. An analytic model for a LAN-ATM gateway is next introduced. It employs the dynamic bandwidth control using the proposed LAN traffic model and some performance measures are derived by it. The analytic model takes into account the probability that a bandwidth increase request may be rejected. Finally, some numerical examples are provided using the analysis method and performance comparisons between the dynamic and fixed bandwidth controls are made. As a result, it is quantitatively indicated that () if the equivalent bandwidth is used in average, the dynamic bandwidth control keeps packet and cell loss rates one to two orders lower than the fixed bandwidth control, () when the more strict QOS in terms of loss rate is requested, the dynamic bandwidth control can become more effective.