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ATM Network Performance describes a unified approach to ATM network management. The focus is on satisfying quality-of-service requirements for individual B-ISDN connections. For an ATM network of output-buffer switches, the author describes how the basic network resources (switch buffer memory and link transmission bandwidth) should be allocated to achieve the required quality-of-service connections. The performance of proposed bandwidth scheduling policies is evaluated. Both single node and end-to-end performance results are given. In particular, these results are applied to resource provisioning problems for prerecorded (stored) video and video teleconferencing. The flow control problem for available bit rate traffic is also described.
This book is intended for a one-term course in performance of Broadband Integrated-Services Digital Networks (B-ISDNs) based on a type of packet-switched communication network called Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). The level of presentation is at the first year of graduate studies and for professionals working in the field, but it may be accessible to senior undergraduates as well. Some familiarity with ATM standards is assumed as such standards are only briefly outlined.
All of the required background in discrete-time queueing theory is supplied. Exercises are given at the end of chapters. Solutions and/or hints to selected exercises are given in an Appendix.
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Describes a unified approach to ATM network management, focusing on satisfying quality-of-service requirements for individual B-ISDN connections. Details how basic network resources should be allocated for an ATM network of output-buffer switches, and evaluates the performance of proposed bandwidth scheduling policies, giving both single node and end-to-end performance results and applying them to problems for stored video and video teleconferencing. Includes chapter exercises and answers. For a one-term course for first-year graduate students familiar with ATM standards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792397366
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/31/1996
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Discrete-Time Queues With Constant Services Rate 19
3 Bandwidth Scheduling for a Single Node 35
4 End-to-End Delay Bounds and Buffer Sizing 55
5 The Flow Control Problem for ABR Traffic 77
6 Resource Provisioning for Prerecorded Video 91
7 Real-Time VBR Video Teleconferencing 111
References 133
A Glossary of Acronyms and Short Forms 143
B Solutions and References for Selected Exercises 147
Index 151
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