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Markovian analysis of DQDB MAC protocol

Show simple item record Bause, F Kritzinger, P Sczittnick, M 2018-05-29T07:46:07Z 2018-05-29T07:46:07Z 1994
dc.identifier.citation Bause F, Kritzinger P & Sczittnick M (1994) Markovian analysis of DQDB MAC protocol. South African Computer Journal, Number 11, 1994 en
dc.identifier.issn 2313-7835
dc.description.abstract The Distributed Queue Dual Bus (DQDB) protocol or IEEE 802.6 has been accepted as the international standard for Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN). This paper describes a combined MIG/I and Markov model for the steady state performance analysis of a DQDB network. In the analysis each station is considered independently, but not in isolation, thus avoiding the computational complexity which would otherwise be introduced by a large number of stations. Because of this, the proposed model is not restricted to trivially small networks frequently found in other analytical models. The model takes into account the relative position of a station on the network, the phase difference between the two buses as well as the relative availability of QA-slots. Comparisons with our own simulation studies show that the analytical results lie well within acceptable error limits in all but exceptional cases. The effect of various model parameters on network performance are also reported. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Computer Society (SAICSIT) en
dc.subject DQDB en
dc.subject Markov model en
dc.subject Metropolitan area network en
dc.subject Performance analysis en
dc.title Markovian analysis of DQDB MAC protocol en
dc.type Article en

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