A reservation principle with applications to the ATM traffic control. (English) Zbl 0762.68008

Summary: In a network based upon the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), stepwise variable bit rate traffic sources can be efficiently multiplexed without significant degradation of the transfer equality by introducing an access control at an intermediate burst (step) level. This multiplexing is based upon a peak bit rate reservation in the switching elements of the general network. Two Fast Reservation Protocols (FRPs) are presented based upon mono-cell bandwidth management messages processed ”on the fly” in the switching elements. The first protocol is FRP/DT which could be run to multiplex file banking calls and LAN-to-LAN interconnections using leased lines. The second is FRP/IT and could be run to multiplex connectionless servers and some real-time codecs. Evaluation of the hardware complexity and performance are addressed.


68M10 Network design and communication in computer systems
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