Client-server performance on flow-controlled ATM networks: A web database of simulation results

H. T. Kung*, Shie-Yuan Wang

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Extensive simulation has demonstrated the effectiveness of credit-based ATM flow control in supporting client-server applications. In particular, request/response protocols used in these applications allow efficient sharing of switch buffer, for the case when all the VCs sharing the same buffer are subject to the same degree of downstream congestion. The required buffer size can be as small as the minimum of bandwidth*RTT for the link and #Clients*Reply_Size. Request/response protocols generally tolerate congestion better than greedy loads. Being able to avoid synchronization, FIFO scheduling is sometimes more efficient than VC round-robin scheduling. These findings are derived from an online Web database of simulation results covering more than 10,000 network and load configurations. The Web database approach has proven to be effective in managing and navigating a large set of simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1218-1226
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 16th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM. Part 1 (of 3) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 7 Apr 199712 Apr 1997

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