|dc.description.abstract||Since their advent, computer networks have used event-based mechanisms for
managing resources. While technological advances have resulted in computer
networking becoming ubiquitous, the performance of the networks suffers from
these approaches of resource management. Cyclone technology, on the other
hand, manages resources in a time-based manner, resulting in a networking
technology which can deliver loss free, contention free, and jitter free
data in a very efficient manner.
In Cyclone, scheduled traffic reserves the use of resources in time and space
at the time of establishing the connection. As a consequence, there are no
losses, jitters, or contentions for any resources. This technology also
supports on-demand traffic, for which available resources are allocated
on-demand without affecting the performance of scheduled traffic and leading
to higher resource utilization. The scheduling approach used indicates that
the links can sustain very high loading without having any adverse impact on
performance of the scheduled traffic.
Clearly the time coordination among resources is the key in achieving jitter
free and loss free computer communication with minimum end-to-end delay.
Cyclone technology exploits such coordinations of resources in time and space
and requires minimal processing at a node during data transfer. It eliminates
the need for carrying header information allowing more efficient utilization
of existing communication bandwidth. The problems of congestion and loss are
removed through end-to-end time coordination among network components, thus
leading to fewer control messages. For traffic with stringent timing
requirements such as real-time audio and video, Cyclone technology offers
well-suited network environments in which the end-to-end delay and jitter can
be controlled and guaranteed.
In this disseration, we present end-to-end design aspects and the feasibility
of Cyclone technology. A design is presented for all aspects including
components and scheduling, and the modes of operations in a Cyclone network
have been considered. Our study on the behavior of the current scheduling
technique shows that the connection acceptance probability is very high,
link utilization can be close to 100%, and the worst case delays due to
scheduling is rather low.
(Also cross-referenced as UMIACS-TR-99-01)||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||UM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-3977||en_US
|dc.title||A study of Cyclone technology||en_US
|dc.relation.isAvailableAt||Digital Repository at the University of Maryland||en_US
|dc.relation.isAvailableAt||University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)||en_US
|dc.relation.isAvailableAt||Tech Reports in Computer Science and Engineering||en_US
|dc.relation.isAvailableAt||UMIACS Technical Reports||en_US