Implementation and Performance Evaluation of High Performance CMIP Software over ATM Network

Toru HASEGAWA  Akira IDOUE  Toshihiko KATO  Kenji SUZUKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.6   pp.869-880
Publication Date: 1997/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Network Operations and Management)
Category: Protocol

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As the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology comes to be used widely, the Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) over ATM networks becomes an important issue. Since TMN uses the OSI protocols including the Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP), it is required to implement CMIP communication over ATM networks. In order to realize OSI over ATM, ITU-T SG13 has standardized the Service Specific Coordination Function for Connection Oriented Network Service (SSCF-CONS), Service Specific Connection Oriented Protcol (SSCOP), and the Synchronization and Coordination Function (SCF). We have developed the CMIP software over ATM networks adopting these protocols. The CMIP software is designed so that it achieves both high throughput for large data transfer and short response time for small message exchange. The software adopts the implementation mechanisms commonly applied for protocol modules to reduce the overheads for controlling OSI protocol modules, and some protocol specific mechanisms especially for protocols with heavy processing overheads, i.e. SSCOP and CMIP. The performance evaluation shows that the developed CMIP software achieves more than 200 message exchanges per second for messages whose length is 64 Byte long, and achieves about 36 Mbps throughput for transferring data whose length is more than 100 KByte.