Achieving fair and high packet-level throughput in ABR service

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-639
Journal / PublicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1998


TitleProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC. Part 3 (of 3)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period7 - 11 June 1998


Fair packet discarding (FPD) is a mechanism which provides incentives to users for participation in congestion control, such that ATM networks can operate in a more efficient manner. In this paper, we propose a simple congestion control framework consisting of FPD and ATM Forum's explicit-rate flow control scheme. By simulations, we show that this framework enables the packet-level throughput of each connection converging to the max-min fair apportionment in a distributed manner. With the built-in policing capability of FPD, this framework also eliminates the need of usage parameter control for ABR service.