Hybrid Transmission Scheme on HIPPI-ATM Connection and Its Performance

Hideki TODE  Shuhei TAKIMOTO  Hiromasa IKEDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.10   pp.1859-1867
Publication Date: 1998/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Switching and Communication Processing
HIPPI-ATM conversion,  hybrid flow control,  credit scheme,  

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For the realization of the very high-speed data transmission over wide area network, the HIPPI-ATM conversion for connecting two remote HIPPI end systems is specified by ANSI. Since the credit scheme is adopted for the flow control on the ATM part in the specification, the propagation delay influences the remarkable transfer throughput degradation with the longer distance between end systems. In this paper, two priority types of HIPPI bursts are proposed, which include the flag indicating the priority, high priority or low priority. We propose the hybrid scheme that the credit scheme is adopted only for sending the high priority HIPPI bursts and the source can send low priority HIPPI bursts without reserving buffers in the receiver. In order to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed scheme, we show the characteristics of transfer performance and low priority bursts loss ratio v. s. transmission distance by simulation. Furthermore, we introduce the implemental example of the proposed scheme in the MPEG video transmission application, and show it's good performance.