Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Guaranteeing Performance for Real-Time Communication in Wide-Area Networks

Domenico Ferrari

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-88-485
December 1988

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/CSD-88-485.pdf

The increasing importance of distributed multimedia applications and the emergence of user interfaces based on digital audio and digital video will soon require that computer communication networks offer real-time services. This paper argues that the feasibility of providing performance guarantees in a wide-area network should be investigated, and describes a possible approach. We present a model of the network to be studied, and discuss its generality, as well as the presumable limits to its validity in the future. We also give a careful formulation of the problem, including a precise definition of the guarantees to be provided and a provably correct scheme for the establishment of real-time connections with deterministic, statistical, and best-effort delay bounds.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ferrari:CSD-88-485,
    Author = {Ferrari, Domenico},
    Title = {Guaranteeing Performance for Real-Time Communication in Wide-Area Networks},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1988},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/6061.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-88-485},
    Abstract = {The increasing importance of distributed multimedia applications and the emergence of user interfaces based on digital audio and digital video will soon require that computer communication networks offer real-time services. This paper argues that the feasibility of providing performance guarantees in a wide-area network should be investigated, and describes a possible approach. We present a model of the network to be studied, and discuss its generality, as well as the presumable limits to its validity in the future. We also give a careful formulation of the problem, including a precise definition of the guarantees to be provided and a provably correct scheme for the establishment of real-time connections with deterministic, statistical, and best-effort delay bounds.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Ferrari, Domenico
%T Guaranteeing Performance for Real-Time Communication in Wide-Area Networks
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1988
%@ UCB/CSD-88-485
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/6061.html
%F Ferrari:CSD-88-485