Abstract: The present invention relates to the issue of providing end-to-end delay guarantees in a multi-node communication system. More specifically, the present invention addresses the problem of specifying operational parameters of rate-controlled service disciplines in a communication network in order to efficiently provide end-to-end delay guarantees. The key contribution is a method for specifying leaky bucket parameters as well as scheduling delays at each node, which are used as inputs to the rate-controlled service discipline.
June 6, 1996
Date of Patent:
August 18, 1998
International Business Corporation
Vinod Gerard John Peris, Leonidas Georgiadis, Roch Andre Guerin, Subir Varma