Performance of FDDI under overload

Sanjay Gupta, Magda El Zarki, Keith W. Ross

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    The performance of the Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) under overload is studied. It is well known that, under overload, FDDI can settle into one of many recurrent sets of states. The idea of desirable and undesirable states is introduced. A desirable state is one where users share the capacity more or less equally in each token rotation. It is shown that the response times of interactive users are adversely affected if the system operates in an undesirable set of states. The waiting time of heavy users can be reduced by forcing the system to settle into the desirable states. Simple control mechanisms are proposed to ensure that the system settle into the desirable states.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'92
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference on Computer Communications
    Number of pages9
    StatePublished - 1992
    Event11th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, INFOCOM'92 - Florence, Italy
    Duration: May 6 1992May 8 1992

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
    ISSN (Print)0743-166X


    Conference11th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, INFOCOM'92

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Gupta, S., El Zarki, M., & Ross, K. W. (1992). Performance of FDDI under overload. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'92: The Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 343-351). [263564] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM).