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Probing Strategies for Distributed Admission Control in Large and Small Scale Systems

P. Key and L. Massoulié

Abstract

The aim of this article is to propose and analyse measurement-based admission control schemes. We distinguish between large-scale and small-scale systems, where scale is measured in the number of concurrent applications that can run simultaneously. For large scale systems, we show that simple end-user probing strategies, based on ECN-type feedback provided by the network, achieve a good utilisation/quality trade-off. We explicitly take account of feedback delay, and use limiting results for assessing performance. We illustrate the benefits of using ECN-type feedback rather than relying on loss. For small-scale systems, the previous strategies are no longer adequate and we propose alternative, more gradual probing strategies.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inIEEE INFOCOM
Pages608–618
Volume1
PublisherIEEE
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