On Packet Switches with Infinite Storage

  title={On Packet Switches with Infinite Storage},
  author={John B. Nagle},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Communications},
Most prior work on congestion in datagram systems focuses on buffer management. We find it illuminating to consider the case of a packet switch with infinite storage. Such a packet switch can never run out of buffers. It can, however, still become congested. The meaning of congestion in an infinite-storage system is explored. We demonstrate the unexpected result that a datagram network with infinite storage, first-in, first-out queueing, at least two packet switches, and a finite packet… CONTINUE READING
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