Performance of broadcast and unknown server (BUS) in ATM LAN emulation

TitlePerformance of broadcast and unknown server (BUS) in ATM LAN emulation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsH Sun, X Zang, and KS Trivedi
JournalIeee/Acm Transactions on Networking
Start Page361
Pagination361 - 372
Date Published06/2001

In this paper, we develop performance models of the Broadcast and Unknown Server (BUS) in the LANE. The traffic on the BUS is divided into two classes: the broadcast and multicast traffic, and the unicast relay flow. The broadcast and multicast traffic is assumed to form a Markov Modulated Poisson Process (MMPP). The traffic for a particular unicast relay flow is an MMPP as well. However, the number of active unicast relay flows sojourning on the BUS is determined by a tandem queueing system, where the flow arrival process is Poisson, the address resolution delay is exponentially distributed, and the connection setup delay is three-stage Erlang distributed. The size of data frames in traffic flows is a random variable with three possible values: short, medium, and large. In order to deal with the intractability (i.e., largeness and stiffness) of the underlying Markov chain, a hierarchical model is used to decompose the system. With the help of Stochastic Petri Net Package (SPNP), a software package for the automated generation and solution of Markovian stochastic systems, and the decomposition method, we study the performance of the BUS module under different loads. We also investigate the effect of address resolution delay and connection setup delay on the performance of the BUS.

Short TitleIeee/Acm Transactions on Networking