Analysis of the Accuracy of Bursty Traffic Models

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Åke Arvidsson, Richard Harris
Title: Analysis of the Accuracy of Bursty Traffic Models
Conference name: First International Conference On Telecommunication Systems Modelling and Analysis
Year: 1993
Pagination: 206-211
Publisher: Vanderbilt University
City: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics (Institutionen för telekommunikation och matematik)
Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
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Language: English

Traffic models are an essential component of performance analyses of telecommunication networks. This paper investigates the modeling of bursty traffic streams in both single source and multiple source environments. Using a ranking scheme it is shown that, for the single server case, the switched Poisson process models performed the best and that for the multiple source case, models based on the switched Poisson process, or its discrete version (switched Bernoulli) together with the threshold model may give the closest match to the performance of the “real data“. The results also seem to suggest that for traffic for which there is no known, ideal model, a traffic-oriented fitting method performs better than a model oriented one. This study has concentrated on a particular set of “real data” and it has not tried to consider the many different types of bursty traffic, since, at the time of commencing this study, there was little real data available

Subject: Telecommunications\Modelling of Bursty Traffics
Note: This article is written under the Project "Modelling of Bursty Traffics"