## Analysis Of A Fluid Approximation To Flow Control Dynamics (1992)

Venue: | In Proc. IEEE INFOCOM '92 |

Citations: | 26 - 6 self |

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Bolot92analysisof,

author = {Jean-chrysostome Bolot and A. Udaya Shankar},

title = {Analysis Of A Fluid Approximation To Flow Control Dynamics},

booktitle = {In Proc. IEEE INFOCOM '92},

year = {1992},

pages = {2398--2407}

}

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### Abstract

We consider a flow control mechanism that dynamically regulates the rate of data flow into a network based on feedback information about the network state. Such mechanisms have been introduced recently in a variety of networks including the Internet, and have been advocated for future high-speed networks. We first model the flow control mechanism by a discrete-space stochastic process and define appropriate performance measures for transient and steady-state regimes. However, the model does not appear to be analytically tractable and we study it through simulation. We then simplify it to a continuous-space deterministic (or fluid) model for which we can easily derive closed-form solutions. We find the analytical results for the fluid model to agree well with the simulation results obtained using the discrete-space model. Both models explicitly consider delay of the feedback information, thus making them relevant for high-speed networks. 1 Introduction In a computer network, packets g...