Fair and efficient frame-based scheduling algorithm for multimedia networks

TitleFair and efficient frame-based scheduling algorithm for multimedia networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAl-Khasib, T., H. Alnuweiri, H. Fattah, and V. C. M. Leung
Conference NameComputers and Communications, 2005. ISCC 2005. Proceedings. 10th IEEE Symposium on
Pagination597 - 603
Date Publishedjun.
Keywordsframe-based scheduling algorithm, Internet, mini round robin, multimedia communication, multimedia communications, multimedia networks, packet data networks, packet schedulers, QoS, quality of service, scheduling, voice-over-IP

The broad spread of packet data networks and the emergence of applications in multimedia communications, created a driving force towards an improved quality of service (QoS) model for today's Internet. A primary component of this model is packet schedulers. We introduce a new frame-based scheduling technique called mini round robin (MRR) designed primarily for providing lower latency bounds, and lower start-up latency bound for low-rate but high-priority flows. This enables applications such as voice-over-IP to demand low delay despite the low reserved bit rate of the voice sessions.


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