18 August 1999 Improving fairness of long VCs with dynamic weights in the ATM ABR service
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The fair distribution of bandwidth to different connections is an important issue in high-speed networks. This is especially true in low-priority services where the bandwidth available for the low priority connections may be small and may vary rapidly. An example is the Available Bit Rate (ABR) service in Asynchronous Transfer Mode networks. This study uses the ABR service to explore a scheme that achieves better fairness in bandwidth allocations. Traditional schemes fail to achieve desired bandwidth allocations, which are generally based on connection weights. In this paper, a new scheme called Active Fairness is proposed which substantially improves fairness in bandwidth allocations. Contrary to one set of weights used in traditional schemes, Active Fairness maintains two sets of weights at each link.
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Jeremy Ping Chew, Jeremy Ping Chew, Anil K. Gupta, Anil K. Gupta, Luis Orozco-Barbosa, Luis Orozco-Barbosa, } "Improving fairness of long VCs with dynamic weights in the ATM ABR service", Proc. SPIE 3841, Performance and Control of Network Systems III, (18 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360366; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360366
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