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.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICON.2007.4444058
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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|
|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
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 291700 Communications Technologies > 291704 Computer Communications Networks|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering|
|Deposited On:||06 Mar 2008 15:15|
|Last Modified:||27 Aug 2012 17:11|
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