A Rate-Matching Packet Scheduler for Real-Rate Applications

  title={A Rate-Matching Packet Scheduler for Real-Rate Applications},
  author={Kang Li and Jonathan Walpole and Dylan McNamee and Calton Pu and David C. Steere},
A packet scheduler is an operating system component that controls the allocation of network interface bandwidth to outgoing network flows. By deciding which packet to send next, packet schedulers not only determine how bandwidth is shared among flows, but also play a key role in determining the rate and timing behavior of individual flows. The recent explosion of rate and timing-sensitive flows, particularly in the context of multimedia applications, has focused new interest on packet… CONTINUE READING