Title

Performance of a Token-Passing System with Batch Arrivals and Its Applications to File Transfers

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-1993

Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of token-passing systems with limited service and Poisson arrivals. For pure Poisson arrivals, the Laplace-Stieltjes Transform (LST) of an approximate customer/packet waiting time distribution is derived and expressed as a functional equation, from which the approximate mean and variance of waiting time are obtained; for batch Poisson arrivals, an approximate mean of waiting time is derived. Mean waiting time approximations are compared against both simulation results and other results presented in the literature; the variance approximation is evaluated by comparing it to simulation results only, since no other results on variance have been reported so far. As application examples of our analytical results, multimedia file transfers over token-passing LANs are modelled and studied.

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Computer Communications

Volume

16

Issue

7

First Page

422

Last Page

431

ISSN

0140-3664

Identifier

10.1016/0140-3664(93)90103-Y

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0140-3664(93)90103-Y