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.
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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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||blocking probability; flow-aware networking; quality of service; overflow routing; grade of service|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 291700 Communications Technologies > 291704 Computer Communications Networks|
|Depositing User:||Dr Alexander Kist|
|Date Deposited:||06 Mar 2008 05:15|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:59|
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