On flow control in multimedia networks

Pramod K. Varshney, Surajit Dey

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A flow control procedure is presented for virtual circuit computer networks with multimedia data traffic. It is assumed that the data packets belong to different priority groups. Power is used as the performance measure for a virtual circuit (VC). The input rate controller of every virtual circuit selects a throughput which maximizes its own objective function. A distributed algorithm is given which can be executed by the input rate controllers of the VC's without the global knowledge of the network. It is shown that the algorithm converges to the optimum of the objective function of every virtual circuit and the solution is shown to be independent of the initial throughputs. Some network examples are solved by analytical and numerical methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number246473
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 1992 - Syracuse, United States
Duration: Sep 9 1992Sep 11 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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