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Diffusion-Type Autonomous Decentralized Flow Control for Multiple Flows
Chisa TAKANO Masaki AIDA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2007/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
flow control, autonomous decentralized control, diffusion equation, high-speed networks,
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We have proposed a diffusion-type flow control mechanism to achieve the extremely time-sensitive flow control required for high-speed networks. In this mechanism, each node in a network manages its local traffic flow only on the basis of the local information directly available to it, by using predetermined rules. In this way, the implementation of decision-making at each node can lead to optimal performance for the whole network. Our previous studies concentrated on the flow control for a single flow. In this paper, we propose a diffusion-type flow control mechanism for multiple flows. The proposed scheme enables a network to quickly recover from a state of congestion and to achieve fairness among flows.