In this paper, the performance of Shuffle Multihop Networks under bursty and non-bursty traffic are investigated. In particular, some shortcomings of these architectures, in terms of throughput and fairness performance are highlighted. Moreover, a burst handling protocol is proposed that allows the network performance to be improved. The proposed mechanism is based on an enhanced node architecture. A preemptive traffic handling discipline is defined aiming at avoiding the loss of packets having already exploited network links and the transmission of corrupted bursts. The effectiveness of the proposed mechanism is finally proved by means of a thorough simulation analysis.
A burst handling protocol in shared buffer multihop networks / F., Bernabei; L., Gratta; Listanti, Marco; R., Zanin. - STAMPA. - (1992), pp. 1150-1155. (Intervento presentato al convegno Globecom 1992 tenutosi a Orlando (USA) nel December 1992) [10.1109/GLOCOM.1992.276575].