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An Operational Model to Control Loss and Delay of Traffic at a Network Switch

Neil Davies, Judy Holyer, Peter Thompson, An Operational Model to Control Loss and Delay of Traffic at a Network Switch. Third IFIP workshop on the Management and Design of ATM Networks. ISBN 0-7695-0197-4, pp. 218–231. March 1999. PDF, 232 Kbytes.

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Congestion control is concerned with efficiently using a network at high load. In this paper we are concerned with switches and networks whose input loads are at or beyond their capacity. We present an unconditionally stable method for managing different classes of network traffic at a switch, in which certain classes can be given guaranteed delay and loss bounds, despite the overall load offered to the switch exceeding its transmission capacity.

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