Dapeng Wu, H. Jonathan Chao

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Today ATM technology is facing challenges from Integrated Service IP, IP switching, Gigabit IP router and Gigabit Ethernet. Although ATM is approved by ITU-T as the standard technology in B-ISDN, its survivability is still in question. Since ATM-UBR (Unspecified Bit Rate) provides no service guarantee and ATM-ABR (Available Bit Rate) is still unattainable for most users, many existing users have little or no incentives to migrate to ATM technology. The Guaranteed Frame Rate (GFR) service is introduced to deal with this dilemma. The GFR can guarantee the Minimum Cell Rate (MCR) with fair access to excess bandwidth. This paper studies various schemes to support the GFR. We have studied different discarding and scheduling schemes, and compared their throughput and fairness when TCP/IP traffic is carried. Through simulations, it is shown that only per-VC queueing with Weighted Round Robin (WRR) can guarantee Minimum Cell Rate. Among all the schemes that have been explored, we recommend DT-EPD (Dynamic Threshold - Early Packet Discard) integrated with MCR+ (a WRR variant) to support the GFR service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE ATM Workshop, Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE ATM Workshop 'Meeting the Challenges of Deploying the Global Broadband Network Infrastucture' - Fairfax, VA, USA
Duration: May 26 1998May 29 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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