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Computer Communications and Networks, International Conference on (1995)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sept. 20, 1995 to Sept. 23, 1995
ISBN: 0-8186-7180-7
pp: 0512
H. Sariowan , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
R.L. Cruz , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
G.C. Polyzos , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
ABSTRACT
Abstract: We propose a new scheduling policy, called SCED (service curve-based earliest deadline first), which provides guarantees to virtual circuits in packet-switched networks. This scheduling policy is developed for a general framework for service provisioning based on service curves proposed by Cruz (1992). Instead of explicitly guaranteeing a specific quality of service measure, such as maximum delay, SCED guarantees the service curve for a connection. Quality of service guarantees for the connection can then be expressed as simple functions of the service curve guarantee and the traffic burstiness constraint of the connection. A simple and convenient condition under which SCED can simultaneously guarantee a set of service curves is proved. The service curve specification gives greater flexibility to a server in allocating its resources to meet diverse delay and throughput requirements. We demonstrate by an example that SCED provides a larger schedulability region than scheduling policies such as virtual-clock and PGPS with rate proportional assignment.
INDEX TERMS
packet switching; quality of service guarantees; scheduling policy; virtual circuits; packet switched networks; service provisioning; service curve guarantee; traffic burstiness constraint; server; delay; throughput; schedulability region; virtual clock; PGPS; rate proportional assignment; service curve based earliest deadline first
CITATION

H. Sariowan, R. Cruz and G. Polyzos, "Scheduling for quality of service guarantees via service curves," Computer Communications and Networks, International Conference on(ICCCN), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1995, pp. 0512.
doi:10.1109/ICCCN.1995.540168
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