Title: Study about effects of self-similar IP network traffic on queuing and network performance

Authors: Izabella Lokshina

Addresses: Management, Marketing and Information Systems, SUNY – Oneonta, NY 13820, USA

Abstract: The paper examines self-similar properties of real communication network traffic data over a wide range of time scales. These self-similar properties are very different from the properties of traditional models based on Poisson and Markov-modulated Poisson processes. Advanced self-similar models of sequentional generators and fixed-length sequence generators, and efficient algorithms that are used to simulate self-similar behaviour of IP network traffic processes are developed and applied. Simulations and numerical results are shown and analysed. Furthermore, simulations with stochastic and long range dependent traffic source models are conducted; and efficient algorithms for buffer overflow simulation in finite buffer single server model under self-similar traffic load are developed and applied. Simulations and numerical results are shown and analysed.

Keywords: communication networks; teletraffic; stochastic self-similarity; long-range dependent self-similar processes; self-similar queuing systems; buffer overflow; advanced generators; self-similar IP network traffic; network performance; modelling; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNDI.2012.048487

International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2012 Vol.4 No.2, pp.76 - 90

Available online: 10 Aug 2012 *

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