Allocating fair rates for available bit rate service in ATM networks

Ambalavanar Arulambalam, Xiaoqiang Chen, Nirwan Ansari

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A central issue in congestion control for available bit rate (ABR) service in ATM networks is the computation of the fair rate for every connection at each switching node in the network. The objective is to determine the fair rate for all the connections in a distributed network under dynamic changes in the absence of centralized knowledge about the network, and without the synchronization of different network components. The authors' focus in this article is on studying the problem of fair rate allocation, specifying the requirements of a fair rate allocation algorithm, and providing a survey of various proposed fair rate allocation strategies in the context of ABR service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-100
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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