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Publication Citation: Fair Bandwidth Sharing Under Flow Arrivals/Departures: Effect of Retransmissions on Stability and Performance

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Author(s): Vladimir V. Marbukh;
Title: Fair Bandwidth Sharing Under Flow Arrivals/Departures: Effect of Retransmissions on Stability and Performance
Published: September 01, 2007
Abstract: A flow-level Markov model for fair bandwidth sharing with packet retransmissions and random flow arrivals/departures is proposed. The model accounts for retransmissions by assuming that file transfer rates are determined by the end-to-end goodputs rather than the corresponding throughputs as in the conventional model. The model predicts the network instability even under light exogenous load. Despite instability, a desirable metastable network state with finite number of flows in progress may exist. The network can be stabilized in a close neighborhood of the metastable state with admission control at the cost of small flow rejection probability.
Citation: ACM Performance Evaluation Review
Volume: 35
Issue: 2
Pages: pp. 6 - 8
Keywords: Fair Bandwidth Sharing, Arriving/Departing Flows, Retransmissions, Performance, Stability, Admission Control
Research Areas: Cybersecurity