The Bundle-Spacer: A Cost Effective Alternative for Traffic Shaping in ATM Networks [chapter]

J. Garcia, C. Blondia, O. Casals, F. Panken
1995 Local and Metropolitan Communication Systems  
This paper deals with a traffic shaper which spaces all the cells belonging to a bundle of VCs, hence its name bundle-spacer. Although the concept of a bundlespacer is applicable in general to situations where no VC information is available, we have focused at one particular application, namely the access control of a shared access link to an ATM network. The dimensioning of the bundle-spacer, i.e. finding an optimal value for the spacing period, is achieved by means of a simple rule, called
more » ... ple rule, called the Bounded Period Rule, This f111e aims at finding a compromise between having an almost perfect spacing for high bit rate connections (and hence avoiding clumps of cells) while avoiding high values of delay and CDV for low bit rate connections. Using different performance measures, it is shown that this rule turns the bundlespacer into both a cost effective and efficient traffic shaping device.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34884-1_11 fatcat:66rmq5sz7nfdhog3np5oqq2lam