Quality of Service Guarantees in High Speed Networks A Research Project Funded by the National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: R. L. Cruz
Summary of Results
- R. L. Cruz and M. Taneja, "An Analysis of Traffic Clipping," Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, New Jersey, March, 1998. Full paper (368K,postscript).
Traffic clippers are devices which discard packets from a traffic stream as necessary in order to make the traffic stream conform to burstiness constraints. We present sample path results for traffic clippers, which bound the packet loss rates of clippers in terms of the loss rates of standard single server queues. We also demonstrate that traffic clippers in tandem can be used to enforce burstiness constraints, but such an enforcement is done in a non-optimal manner.