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Current intra-domain Traffic Engineering (TE) relies on <i>offline</i> methods, which use long term average traffic demands. It cannot react to realtime traffic changes caused by BGP reroutes, diurnal traffic variations, attacks, or flash crowds. Further, current TE deals with network failures by pre-computing alternative routings for a limited set of(More)
We consider the definition of the expedited forwarding per-hop behavior (EF PHB) as given in RFC 2598 and its impact on worst case end-to-end delay jitter. On the one hand, the definition in RFC 2598 can be used to predict extremely low end-to-end delay jitter, independent of the network scale. On the other hand, we find that the worst case delay jitter can(More)
As the speed and the dynamic range of computer networks evolve, the issue of ecient trac management becomes increasingly important. This work describes an approach to trac management using explicit rate information provided to the source by the network. We present an asynchronous distributed algorithm for optimal rate calculation across the network, where(More)
— This paper describes the architecture for a work-conserving server using a combined I/O-buffered crossbar switch. The switch employs a novel algorithm based on output occupancy, the lowest occupancy output first algorithm (LOOFA), and a speedup of only two. A work-conserving switch provides the same throughput performance as an output-buffered switch. The(More)
ERRATA Since the thesis was submitted, the following minor errors have been discovered in the document. All of these have been corrected in the version you are reading now. Other than corrections for these errors, this version is identical to the submitted thesis. Page 13, in fourth paragraph, "This work will assume that the all stations" should be "This(More)
—Pre-congestion notification (PCN) provides feedback about load conditions in a network to its boundary nodes. The PCN working group of the IETF discusses the use of PCN to implement admission control (AC) and flow termination (FT) for prioritized realtime traffic in a DiffServ domain. Admission control (AC) is a well-known flow control function that blocks(More)