Issue No. 06 - November (1981 vol. 7)
K.P. Eswaran , IBM Research Laboratory
This paper considers access control for local area computer communication networks. We propose two distributed access control schemes for a bus network. The schemes are simple and asynchronous, and provide for collision-free communication among ports. In addition, one of the schemes provides a bounded, guaranteed time to transmisidon for each port. We also show that this scheme is efficient in the use of the bus bandwidth, in the sense that there is only a small fraction of time during which the bus is idle when there is at least one packet available for transmission.
local area networks, Access protocols, asynchronous distributed control, broadcast bus, collision avoidance, guaranteed time to transmission
G. Shedler, K. Eswaran and V. Hamacher, "Collision-Free Access Control for Computer Communication Bus Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 7, no. , pp. 574-582, 1981.