Network calculus and queueing theory: two sides of one coin: invited paper
Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
Network calculus is a theory dealing with queueing type problems encountered in computer networks, with particular focus on quality of service guarantee analysis. Queueing theory is the mathematical study of queues, proven to be applicable to a wide area of problems, generally concerning about the (average) quantities in an equilibrium state. Since both network calculus and queueing theory are analytical tools for studying queues, a question arises naturally as is if and where network calculus
... nd queueing theory meet. In this paper, we explore queueing principles that underlie network calculus and exemplify their use. Particularly, based on the network calculus queueing principles, we show that for GI/GI/1, similar inequalities in the theory of queues can be derived. In addition, we prove that the end-to-end performance of a tandem network is independent of the order of servers in the network even under some general settings. Through these, we present a network calculus perspective on queues and relate network calculus to queueing theory.