Local area networks and self-similar traffic

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    Ethernet is one of the most popular LAN technologies. The capacities of Ethernet have steadily increased to Gbps and it is also being studied for MAN implementation. With the discovery that real network traffic is selfsimilar and long-range dependent, new models are needed for performance evaluation of these networks. One of the most important methods of modelling self-similar traffic is Pseudo self-similar processes. The foundations are based on the theory of decomposability, which was developed approximately 20 years ago. Many researchers have revisited this theory recently and it is one of the building blocks for self-similar models derived from short-range dependent processes. In this paper we will review LANs, self-similarity, several modelling methods applied to LAN modelling, and focus on pseudo self-similar models.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNetwork Performance Engineering
    Place of PublicationBerlin/Heidelberg
    ISBN (Print)9783642027413
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


    • ethernet
    • LAN
    • computer science


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