Smart buffer management in ATM switching

Timo Hämäläinen, Kimmo Kaario, Pertti Raatikainen

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    Allocation of buffer capacity for different data streams, especially, in multimedia applications has turned out to be a difficult problem to solve. Static buffer allocation is the traditional way to implement buffering, but the bursty nature of multimedia traffic requires more advanced allocation solutions. When considering that a multimedia stream is usually composed of several substreams, each having different traffic characteristics and QoS measures, buffer space should be allocated dynamically. In this paper, we study both static and dynamic buffer management schemes by carrying out measurement with two Fore's ATM switches: one of them implementing a static and the other a dynamic allocation scheme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Application of Computational Intelligence Techniques in Telecommunication 1999
    Subtitle of host publicationLondon, UK, 16 April 1999
    PublisherERUDIT Network of Excellence
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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