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Throughput performance of distributed applications in switched networks in presence of end-system bottlenecks

Pillai, Radhakrishna R and Biswas, Jit and Mukherji, Utpal (1999) Throughput performance of distributed applications in switched networks in presence of end-system bottlenecks. In: Telecommunication Systems, 12 (4). pp. 369-387.

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Abstract

The steady state throughput performance of distributed applications deployed in switched networks in presence of end-system bottlenecks is studied in this paper. The effect of various limitations at an end-system is modelled as an equivalent transmission capacity limitation. A class of distributed applications is characterised by a static traffic distribution matrix that determines the communication between various components of the application. It is found that uniqueness of steady state throughputs depends only on the traffic distribution matrix and that some applications (e.g., broadcast applications) can yield non-unique values for the steady state component throughputs. For a given switch capacity, with traffic distribution that yield fair unique throughputs, the trade-off between the end-system capacity and the number of application components is brought out. With a proposed distributed rate control, it has been illustrated that it is possible to have unique solution for certain traffic distributions which is otherwise impossible. Also, by proper selection of rate control parameters, various throughput performance objectives can be realised.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 07:28
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38898

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