Blocking probabilities of optical burst switching networks based on reduced load fixed point approximations

Zvi Rosberg, Hai Le Vu, Moshe Zukerman, Jolyon White

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This paper provides a framework for analysis and performance evaluation of Optical Burst Switching (OBS) networks. In particular, a new reduced load fixed point approximation model to evaluate blocking probabilities in OBS networks is introduced. The model is versatile enough to cover known OBS reservation policies such as Just-Enough-Time (JET), Just-In-Time (JIT), Burst Segmentation and Route-dependent Priorities. The accuracy of the model is confirmed by simulation and the various policies are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Infocom 2003 - The Conference on Computer Communications
Subtitle of host publicationTwenty-Second Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies
EditorsJim Roberts, Ness Shroff
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0780377532
ISBN (Print)0780377524
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Joint Conference on the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies 2003 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 30 Mar 20033 Apr 2003
Conference number: 22nd


ConferenceAnnual Joint Conference on the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies 2003
Abbreviated titleIEEE INFOCOM 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco

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