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Design of Virtual Channel Queue in an ATM Broadband Terminal Adaptor

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Design of Virtual Channel Queue in an ATM Broadband Terminal Adaptor
In order to take advantage of the low entry cost of the future public ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) network with shared facilities, it is highly desirable to interconnect different hosts and local area networks (LANs) to the ATM network. The interface between the computer hosts or LANs and the ATM network, commonly called a broadband terminal adaptor (BTA), provides the necessary format conversion for the data packets and the ATM cells. It is conceivable that multiple packets from different virtual channels are interleaved as they arrive at the receive-end BTA. The BTA must have a sufficiently large buffer, called a virtual channel queue (VCQ), to temporarily store the partially received packets. Once a complete packet has been received, it is forwarded to the host or LAN. Whenever the buffer fills with all incomplete packets, a packet must be discarded to make room for others. In this paper, we first study, through computer simulations, the buffer size requirement of a sharedmemor...
H. Jonathan Chao, Donald E. Smith
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Type Conference
Year 1992
Where INFOCOM
Authors H. Jonathan Chao, Donald E. Smith
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