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SMDS measurements and modeling to predict performance

Low, S. H. and Nichols, K. M. (1992) SMDS measurements and modeling to predict performance. In: Eleventh Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. Vol.3. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2444-2452. ISBN 0-7803-0602-3.

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The authors describe a performance study of a trial switched multimegabit data service (SMDS) link (intended for inter-LAN connection) from the perspective of customers evaluating the feasibility of the link for some target applications. The goals were to take all measurements on the customer premises and to develop a methodology general enough to be used by customers to evaluate the link. The authors measured a lightly loaded system and developed a model of the SMDS connection suitable for evaluating applications via analysis or simulation. They document their methodology and present the SMDS connection delay values as well as a likely breakdown of the constituents of that delay. They used these data to create a simulation model and to simulate a simple application. In the trial configuration, where geographical distances were small, SMDS network delay was one of the notable components of end-to-end delay in the SMDS connection. However, for most packets, throughput is limited by the T1 capacity for transmitting SMDS cells, not by the SMDS network capacity.

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Additional Information:© 1992 IEEE. The ping experiment was based on previous work by Michael Wong of U.C. Berkeley, Joseph Pang of Pacific Bell and S.H. Low. We express thanks to Professor Pravin Varaiya of U.C. Berkeley and Frank Liu of Pacific Bell for useful discussion and to Scott Stein, Terry Pass, and Janine Roeth of Apple for help setting up the experimental equipment.
Subject Keywords:Predictive models, Ethernet networks, Switches, Performance evaluation, Condition monitoring, Communication system traffic control, Delay estimation, Delay effects, Analytical models, Bandwidth
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Official Citation:S. H. Low and K. M. Nichols, "SMDS measurements and modeling to predict performance," INFOCOM '92. Eleventh Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, IEEE, Florence, 1992, pp. 2444-2452 vol.3. doi: 10.1109/INFCOM.1992.263435 URL:
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