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Data packet loss in a queue with limited buffer

Allwright, David (2005) Data packet loss in a queue with limited buffer. [Study Group Report]


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When channels with limited buffer space are shared by multiple bursty data sources then some fraction of submitted packets is lost when the buffer becomes full. Feedback signals enable the sources to reduce their burst sizes when the buffer becomes congested. On the other hand, if there is plenty of free space in the buffer then burst sizes are allowed to increase. Such systems may be designed with a variety of queueing disciplines and packet discard policies. The Study Group was asked to analyse the packet-loss process for packet submission using either first-in-first-out or weighted fair queueing, and for packet discard using either drop-tail or random early discard policies.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Information and communication technology
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 49 (Oxford, UK, Mar 28-Apr 2, 2004)
Company Name:Motorola Research
ID Code:37
Deposited By: Gordon White
Deposited On:26 May 2005
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:45

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