MRACMAN: A high-throughput backbone metropolitan area network using simplified bridges

Maria C. Yuang, Shin Chin Wen

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Abstract

MRACMAN is a new high-throughput backbone Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) aimed at interconnecting a collection of Local Area Networks (LANs) via simplified bridges. The backbone network and LANs are all based on a dual unidirectional slotted bus architecture. The simplified bridges (the backbone nodes) perform only simple buffering and routing logic. In addition, a high-throughput scheme, called Multislot Reservation Alternating Cycle Control (MRAC), is used as the medium access control protocol on both the backbone network and each interconnected LAN. MRACMAN, as will be shown, offers high throughput by means of efficient and parallel transmissions among all local LANs and the backbone network. Moreover, with a reasonable degree of traffic locality assumed, simplified bridges are guaranteed congestion-free. The paper provides performance evaluation and comparison via simulation results to demonstrate the feasibility of congestion-free bridges and throughput superiority of MRACMAN over other MANs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationDiscovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992 - Conference Record
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages390-394
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)078030599X
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Event1992 IEEE International Conference on Communications: Discovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 199218 Jun 1992

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Conference

Conference1992 IEEE International Conference on Communications: Discovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period14/06/9218/06/92

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