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Star Local Area Networks: A Performance Study
April 1987 (vol. 36 no. 4)
pp. 483-499
A.E. Kamal, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
In this paper we study local area networks based on the star topology. We consider different access protocols used for communication over star networks. The study is concerned with network performance. We present models for the analysis of existing star network protocols. We also propose a new access protocol for star networks. The protocol has a performance that is very close to perfect scheduling. It is based on using the semaphore mechanism for bandwidth sharing. We also present an exact performance model for this protocol.
Index Terms:
throughput, Access protocols, local area networks, mean transfer delay, modeling and analysis, performance evaluation, simulation, star networks
Citation:
A.E. Kamal, "Star Local Area Networks: A Performance Study," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 483-499, April 1987, doi:10.1109/TC.1987.1676930
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