Stability Analysis for Global Performance of Flow Control in High-Speed Networks Based on Statistical Physics

Masaki AIDA  Kenji HORIKAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B   No.12   pp.2095-2106
Publication Date: 1999/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Switching and Communication Processing
high speed network,  flow control,  autonomous distributed system,  throughput,  Fokker-Planck equation,  

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This paper focuses on flow control in high-speed and large-scale networks. Each node in the network handles its local traffic flow only on the basis of the information it knows. It is preferable, however, that the decision making of each node leads to high performance of the whole network. To this end, the relationship between local decision making and global performance of flow control is the essential object. We propose phenomenological models of flow control of high-speed and large-scale networks, and investigate the stability of these models.