On routing in ATM networks

Sanjay Gupta, Keith W. Ross, Magda El Zarki

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Alternative routing of calls has long been regarded in the telephone industry as a means of increasing call throughput and robustness in the telephone network. Given the great gains in performance offered by dynamic nonhierarchical routing in telephone networks, it is natural to consider dynamic routing of Virtual Circuits (VCs) in Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks. However, unlike telephone networks, VCs have heterogeneous bandwidth characteristics and Quality of Service (QOS) requirements which the routing algorithm must take into account in order to optimize performance. In this paper we attempt to classify ATM networks according to the network characteristics which have the greatest bearing on the performance of dynamic routing algorithms. We classify ATM networks according to the homogeneity of sources and the presence of statistical multiplexing. We then discuss appropriate routing algorithms for each class of ATM network and suggest methodologies for performance evaluation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationIFIP Transactions C
    Subtitle of host publicationCommunication Systems
    PublisherPubl by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)0444815120
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
    EventProceedings of the IFIP TC6 Task Group/WG6.4 International Workshop on Performance of Communication Systems - Martinique, Martinique
    Duration: Jan 25 1993Jan 27 1993


    ConferenceProceedings of the IFIP TC6 Task Group/WG6.4 International Workshop on Performance of Communication Systems
    CityMartinique, Martinique


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Gupta, S., Ross, K. W., & El Zarki, M. (1993). On routing in ATM networks. In IFIP Transactions C: Communication Systems (C-15 ed., pp. 229-242). Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V..