A Calculus for End-to-end Statistical Service Guarantees

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Authors:Liebeherr, Jorg, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Patek, Stephen, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Burchard, Almut, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

The deterministic network calculus offers an elegant framework for determining delays and backlog in a network with deterministic service guarantees to individual traffic flows. A drawback of the deterministic network calculus is that it only provides worst-case bounds. Here we present a network calculus for statistical service guarantees, which can exploit the statistical multiplexing gain of sources. We introduce the notion of an effective service curve as a probabilistic bound on the service received by an individual flow, and construct an effective service curve for a network where capacities are provisioned exclusively to aggregates of flows. Numerical examples demonstrate that the calculus is able to extract a significant amount of multiplexing gain in networks with a large number of flows.

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Language:
English
Source Citation:

Liebeherr, Jorg, Stephen Patek, and Almut Burchard. "A Calculus for End-to-end Statistical Service Guarantees." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2001).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
2001