SH: A Simple Distributed Bandwidth Broker for Source-Routed Loss-Less Networks

G. Horn and T. Sødring (Norway)


Interconnection Networks, Network Protocols, BandwidthBroker, Advanced Switching, Admission Control


This paper presents SH (Simple Host), a new and relatively simple method to deal with bandwidth brokering within a loss-less and source routed network, where a percentage of the traffic can be regarded as background noise. It achieves this by categorizing two types of flows within a network and provides end-to-endbandwidth brokering for one while accepting that the other simply consumes a limited and de terminate amount of bandwidth. To exemplify our proposal we detail how it could be applied to the recently standard ized Advanced Switching specification.

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