Quality of Services for Remote Control in the High Energy Physics Experiments: a Case Study


The development of new advanced applications and the evolution in networking are two related processes which greatly benefit from two-way exchanges and from progress in both fields. In this study we show how mission-oriented networked applications can be effectively deployed for research purposes if coupled to the support of Quality of Service (QoS) in IP networks. QoS is one of the latest research topics in network engineering. In this article 1 we focus on two specific examples of networked applications: remote instrumentation control and remote display of analysis data when applied for the support of experiments in the high energy physics field. In this paper we focus on the application requirements: the availability of a reliable transmission channel, limited one-way delay for timely interactions between servers and clients and fairness in network resources allocation in case of contention. The above-mentioned requirements can be addressed through the support of QoS, i.e. through the differential treatment of packets on the end-to-end data path. Several technologies and protocols for QoS support in packet networks have been devised during the last years by the research community. In this study we focus on the Differentiated Services (diffserv) approach, an architecture characterised by high scalability, flexibility and interoperability. In this paper we identify the application requirements and we quantitatively specify the corresponding service profiles. The diffserv network architecture needed to support the services is defined in terms of functional blocks policing, classification, marking and scheduling) and of their placement in the network. Finally, for each of them the configuration best suited to remote control support is defined.

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@inproceedings{Ferrari2000QualityOS, title={Quality of Services for Remote Control in the High Energy Physics Experiments: a Case Study}, author={Tiziana Ferrari}, year={2000} }