A RED discard strategy for ATM networks and its performance evaluation with TCP/IP traffic

Vincent Rosolen, Olivier Bonaventure, Guy Leduc

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Abstract

In ATM UBR networks supporting TCP traffic, optimal efficiency can only be envisaged if switches adopt a discard mechanism that operates at the packet level rather than the cell level. In this paper, we define a variant of the RED discard strategy suitable for ATM switches. An interesting feature of this ATM-RED is that it has a simil ar per-VC implementation complexity as the Early Packet Discard (EPD) algorithm. To study the efficiency of the ATM-RED discard strategy, we compare its performa nce with plain the UBR, EPD and Fair Buffer Acceptance (FBA) discard strategies by means of simulation w ith TCP/IP traffic. We give comparative results with respect to different performance criteria such as goodput and fairness in various environments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACM Computer Communication Review
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Keywords

  • UBR
  • fairness
  • RED
  • TCP/IP
  • Simulation
  • performance
  • ATM

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Rosolen, Vincent ; Bonaventure, Olivier ; Leduc, Guy. / A RED discard strategy for ATM networks and its performance evaluation with TCP/IP traffic. In: ACM Computer Communication Review. 1999 ; Vol. 29, No. 3.
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A RED discard strategy for ATM networks and its performance evaluation with TCP/IP traffic. / Rosolen, Vincent; Bonaventure, Olivier; Leduc, Guy.

In: ACM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1999.

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