Protocol processing in communication subsystems for high speed networks

Dimitrios N. Serpanos

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Abstract

Throughput preservation, the problem of providing the high bandwidth of a communication link through protocol layers to an application is a fundamental problem in high speed networking. The problem originates from the gap between conventionally available transmission rates and processing speeds. Although in general there are various directions one can explore to resolve the problem (e.g., design new protocols), the only possible direction in networks that use standardized protocols is the structure and implementation of the protocol processing system, since the protocol mechanisms and syntax are defined. It has been demonstrated that issues such as memory organization and management play an important role in the performance of a communication subsystem. In this paper we analyze the effect of processing speed on system performance. We use a general model to perform the analysis in two system configurations. We demonstrate that processing power alone does not resolve the throughput preservation problem, but there is a need for an architecture where data movement and processing speeds are well balanced.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherPubl by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0444817212
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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HIgh speed networks
Network protocols
Communication
Processing
Throughput
Telecommunication links
Computer systems
Bandwidth
Data storage equipment

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  • Engineering(all)

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Serpanos, D. N. (1994). Protocol processing in communication subsystems for high speed networks. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Protocol processing in communication subsystems for high speed networks. / Serpanos, Dimitrios N.

Amsterdam, Netherlands : Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1994. 10 p.

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Serpanos, DN 1994, Protocol processing in communication subsystems for high speed networks. Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Serpanos DN. Protocol processing in communication subsystems for high speed networks. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1994. 10 p.
Serpanos, Dimitrios N. / Protocol processing in communication subsystems for high speed networks. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1994. 10 p.
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