Title: Performance evaluation of bandwidth allocation in ATM networks

Authors: M. Sundarambal, M. Dhivya, P. Anbalagan

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore-641 014, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore-641 014, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology, Kannampalayam, Coimbatore-641 402, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: This paper presents generalised particle approach (GPA) to optimise bandwidth allocation and QoS in ATM networks. The generalised particle approach transforms the network bandwidth allocation problem into kinematics and dynamics of numerous particles in a force field. ATM traffic is bursty in nature; the dynamic bandwidth allocation is an important factor for network performance. The network utilisation is reasonably attained by dynamically allocating the bandwidth. In this approach of ATM network optimisation, GPA deals with variety of phenomena like congestion, failure and interaction. The payment policy of ATM network path determines the bandwidth allocation of network link. It changes dynamically to the situation of demands and supplies of bandwidth. The path particle and link particle move in their respective force fields and the bandwidth allocation is done through an iterative procedure. The algorithm is simulated using the MATLAB. The performance of network based on GPA is compared with the max-min fairness (MMF) algorithm. The GPA algorithm based control of network has better network bandwidth utilisation, success rate and price allocation.

Keywords: ATM networks; dynamic bandwidth; generalised particle approach; GPA; MMF algorithm; performance analysis; performance evaluation; bandwidth allocation; QoS; quality of service; kinematics; dynamics; network performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2010.035052

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2010 Vol.6 No.3, pp.398 - 417

Published online: 01 Sep 2010 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article