Interoperability of EFCI and ER switches for ABR services in ATM networks

Yuan Cheng Lai, Ying-Dar Lin, Nai Bin Hsu

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Abstract

With the advances in switching technologies, explicit rate (ER) switches are becoming popular since they perform better than explicit forward congestion indication (EFCI) switches. In the transitional period, the EFCI and ER switches may coexist in the same ATM network. Hence the efficiency of various ER schemes should be considered in the mixed EFCI-ER environment, not only in the homogeneous ER environment. In this paper we describe five ER control mechanisms and compare their performance in the mixed EFCI-ER environment. Simulation results show that these algorithms can interoperate with the EFCI switches. However, the behavior of these ER schemes in the mixed EFCI-ER environment is sometimes different from that in the homogeneous ER environment. These ER schemes are re-evaluated based on their interoperability with EFCI schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages166-170
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818685387, 9780818685385
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Event3rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 1998 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 30 Jun 19982 Jul 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 1998

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 1998
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period30/06/982/07/98

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