Requirements on ATM Switch Architectures for Quality-of-Service Guarantees

Masayuki MURATA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B    No.2    pp.138-151
Publication Date: 1998/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on ATM Switching Systems for future B-ISDN)
ATM switch architecture,  QoS service guarantee,  congestion control,  buffering strategy,  QoS service class,  

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While active researches have been continuously made on the ATM switch architectures and the QoS service guarantees, most of them have been treated independently in the past. In this paper, we first explain the architectural requirement on the ATM switches to implement the mechanism of QoS guarantees in the context of ATM congestion control. Then we discuss how a vital link between two should be built, and remaining problems are pointed out.