Performance evaluation of FDDI network and interconnected heterogeneous networks

Kijoon Chae, Arne A. Nilsson

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Interconnected heterogeneous networks are presented and their performance analyzed. The interconnected networks consist of token ring, fiber distributed data interface (FDDI), and carrier sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD) networks, each of which connects a large population of users. In the interconnected networks, the local users on the token ring send intra- or internetwork packets. The internetwork packets are transmitted to the CSMA/CD network via gateways and the FDDI network. In the meantime, the local users on the FDDI and CSMA/CD networks generate intranetwork packets. Since the maximum packet sizes of these networks are different, packet fragmentation and reassembly are sometimes necessary. These functions are performed by gateways. The model focuses on the end-to-end delay between two end users on the token ring and CSMA/CD network. Analytic models for calculating the delays for the FDDI network and the interconnected networks are presented, and the measurements from the models are compared with that from the simulation models, validating the analytic models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Local Computer Networks
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0818621095
StatePublished - Oct 1990
EventProceedings - 15th Conference on Local Computer Networks - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: 30 Sep 19903 Oct 1990

Publication series

NameConference on Local Computer Networks
ISSN (Print)0742-1303


ConferenceProceedings - 15th Conference on Local Computer Networks
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA


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