Erlang B as a performance model for IP flows

Kist, Alexander A. (2007) Erlang B as a performance model for IP flows. In: ICON 2007: 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks, 19-21 Nov 2007, Adelaide, Australia.

Abstract

Flow-based networking has gained momentum in the research community in recent years. It allows improved performance guarantees and dynamic, load-aware routing. Flowbased networking takes the nature of traffic into account and considers the fact that multiple packets are a part of the same transaction. Blocking probability has been used as a performance parameter in circuit switched networks for a long time; however, it has not been used in IP networks, since traffic is not admission controlled. This paper investigates blocking as a generic performance parameter aiding performance modelling of flowbased networks. Simulation results are presented, underlining the observation that there is a relationship between traditional IP performance parameters and flow blocking. Furthermore, it outlines how blocking can be used in a practical context to asses performance and define thresholds for network actions.


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Depositing User: Dr Alexander Kist
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2008 05:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: blocking probability; flow-aware networking; quality of service; overflow routing; grade of service
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1109/ICON.2007.4444058
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3930

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