Issue No. 05 - May (2002 vol. 35)
Fayaz A. Shaikh , Novellus Systems
Stan McClellan , Compaq Computer Corporation
Manpreet Singh , iBasis
Sannedhi K. Chakravarthy , University of Alabama at Birmingham
<p>Despite IP-based communications'huge potential, the mass deploymentof converged networks carryingdata, voice, and video has not progressedas projected. These distributedsystems bring with them nontrivial complexitiesthat require rigorous performanceoptimization.Joint optimization of network charac-teristicsin the presence of general application-level traffic presents a complexchallenge. Queuing strategies, call-admis-sioncontrols, congestion-avoidance mech-anisms,traffic-shaping policies, andpolicing technologies must each be optimized--often simultaneously--to provideadequate quality of service.</p>
F. A. Shaikh, S. McClellan, M. Singh and S. K. Chakravarthy, "End-to-End Testing of IP QoS Mechanisms," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 80-87, 2002.