Performance limitation of the leaky bucket algorithm for ATM networks

Naoaki Yamanaka, Youichi Sato, Ken Ichi Sato

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The performance limitation of the 'Leaky Bucket algorithm' is analyzed for usage parameter control and traffic management in Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks. Simulation results show that the conventional statistical bandwidth allocation method, which uses 'the worst pattern derived from the cell interarrival time moments' permitted by the Leaky Bucket algorithm, can not guarantee the QOS. As a result, this paper proves that the VC/VP bandwidth allocation method based on the Leaky Bucket algorithm is unsatisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2298-2300
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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