Title

End-to-End Performance of Interconnected Lans

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1991

Abstract

The end-to-end performance of interconnected local area networks (LAN) is studied. The system uses bridges to connect distributed LANs through a high-speed communication link. The interconnected system is modelled as a single-chain and multiple-chain closed queueing system. Based on the MVA (mean value analysis) method, an iterative algorithm is proposed to calculate the end-to-end performance (intra-LAN and inter-LAN throughput and average message delays). The impacts of various system parameters such as window size, bridge processing time and the communication link capacity on the end-to-end performance, are investigated. Finally, the analytical results are verified by computer simulations.

Keywords

performance, interconnected LANs, mean value analysis, computer simulation

Discipline

Information Security | OS and Networks

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

Computer Communications

Volume

14

Issue

2

First Page

105

Last Page

112

ISSN

0140-3664

Identifier

10.1016/0140-3664(91)90040-8

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0140-3664(91)90040-8