Issue No. 08 - August (1983 vol. 32)
W. Bux , IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
The performance analysis of a local-area bus access scheme is presented, which is characterized by an alternating sequence of scheduling and data-transmission intervals. For different scheduling disciplines, viz., fixed and variable priorities, and "shortest-packet-first," we derive explicit results for the mean packet-transfer delay. Our results give insight into the question of fairness among the stations, and the potential for performance improvement by sophisticated scheduling.
scheduling, Access method, bus, local network, performance, protocol
W. Bux, "Analysis of a Local-Area Bus System with Controlled Access", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 32, no. , pp. 760-763, August 1983, doi:10.1109/TC.1983.1676317