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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.13 No.1, pp.143-154 (March 1997)
Performance of a Multicast ATM Switch with
Finite Input and Output Buffers

Zsehong Tsai and Ta-Chun Lo
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan 107, R.O.C.

We propose and analyze a symmetric model for multicast ATM switches with finite input and output buffers. The Head-Of-Line blocking and output queueing behavior are modeled in a virtual output queue. An iterative procedure is then developed to correlate the input queue and the virtual output queue under Bernoulli cell streams. This procedure is found to be computationally efficient and to yield accurate approximation of the switch performance.

Keywords: ATM, switching, multicast, modeling, queueing analysis

Received July 22, 1995; revised April 30, 1996.
Communicated by Shing-Tsaan Huang.
This work was supported in part by the National Science Council of the Republic of China under Grants NSC 83-0416-E-002-012 and NSC 84-2221-E-002-034.