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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.7 No.3, pp.423-436 (September 1991)
The Transfer Delays and Buffer Requirements
in a General Cut-through Switching Network
under Two Error Control Strategies

Chung-Ju Chang and Jin-Ing Wang
Department of Communication Engineering and
Center for Telecommunications Research
National Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu, Taiwan 30039

The transfer delays and buffer requirements in a cut-through switching network under two error control strategies is the error control done only at the destination node (ECDN). The other is the error control done at every node (ECEN). The numerical examples show that the ECDN strategy can perform better than the ECEN strategy if the increment of traffic intensity due to the error control functions done at every node becomes significant. A simulation is also conducted to verify the validity of the analysis.

Keywords: general cut-through switching, error control, transfer delay, buffer requirement

Received September 24, 1990; revised August 15, 1991.
Communicated by Jin-Fu Chang.