High Level B-ISDN/ATM Traffic Management in Real Time [chapter]

Åke Arvidsson
1995 Performance Modelling and Evaluation of ATM Networks  
We study real time traffic management in the perspective of a four-level model of traffic variations: cells, bursts, sessions, and links. Our interest is focused on the two latter levels: U sing virtual channels (VCs) and virtual paths (VPs) as the managed entities on the two levels respectively, we put forward a simple and robust strategy for traffic management in real time: All nodes simultaneously monitor offered traffics and forward the result to a network management centre (NMC); The NMC
more » ... mputes a new set of optimal VPs and compares the result to the existing network; If a change appears profitable, the necessary information is sent back to the nodes and the new design is implemented. Applying our strategy to control general networks subject to traffics which in advance are known only as expectations, we develop simple methods for traffic observation, the optimal observation interval, a fast and efficient algorithm to compute VP networks, a test to determine whether to implement a new design in which costs related to lost traffic are compared to processing costs, and the optimal updating interval. Running our strategy in a simulator, we discover a considerable adaptivity, large savings in transmission capacity, and a performance far better than achieved by fixed redesign according to forecasts. Finally we discuss limits to the range of variations within which our strategy can be applied. The present work applies both to networks using SDH/SONET and/or networks based on ATM, i. e. both to present public switched telephony networks and broadband integrated services digital networks, and is a summary and extension of earlier works within this area [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] .
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34881-0_10 fatcat:gqf6bjttvfgwtld7dm3z7hwwm4