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The Switched Local Area Networks’ Delay Problem: Issues and a Deterministic Solution Approach

Eyinagho, M. O. and Falaki, S. O. (2013) The Switched Local Area Networks’ Delay Problem: Issues and a Deterministic Solution Approach. In: Integrated Models for Information Communication Systems and Networks: Design and Development. IGI-Global.

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A large number of installed local area networks are sluggish in terms of speed of uploading and down- loading of information. Researchers have, therefore, proposed the need for such networks to be designed with specified maximum end-to-end delay. This is because, if the maximum packet delay between any two nodes of a network is not known, it is impossible to provide a deterministic guarantee of worst case response times of packets’ flows. Therefore, the need for analytic and formal basis for designing such networks becomes very imperative. In this regard, this chapter has discussed the switched local area networks’ delay problem and related issues. It compared the two principal approaches for determining the end-to-end response times of flows in communication networks – stochastic approach and determin- istic approach. The chapter goes on to demonstrate the superiority of the latter approach by using it to develop and validate the goodness of a general maximum delay packet switch model.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2013 17:34
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 17:34

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