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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.11 No.3, pp.323-343 (September 1995)
Overflow Process Approximations in a Multi-Class
Isochronous Traffic Environment

Chien-Hwa Chiou, Zsehong Tsai and Jin-Fu Chang
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

A systematical approach is proposed in this paper for approximating the overflow process with an IPP under a multi-class isochronous traffic environment when an optimal channel assignment algorithm is employed. The three-moment matching method is employed during the approximation process, which can be efficiently implemented by use of matrix-partitioning techniques. Using this approach, the performance of a single-hop parallel-link network under a sequential routing scheme can be analyzed as the superposition of several independent links.

Keywords: high-speed networks, isochronous service, overflow process

Received April 18, 1994; revised September 22, 1994.
Communicated by Shing-Tsaan Huang.