Distributed advance reservation of real-time connections

TitleDistributed advance reservation of real-time connections
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsFerrari, D., Gupta A., & Ventre G.
Other Numbers948

The ability to reserve real-time connections in advance is essential in all distributed multi-party applications (i.e., applications involving multiple human beings) using a network that controls admissions to provide good quality of service. This paper discusses the requirements of the clients of an advance reservation service, and a distributed design for such a service. The design is described within the context of the Tenet Real-Time Protocol Suite 2, a suite being developed for multi-party communication, which will offer advance reservation capabilities to its clients based on the principles and the mechanisms proposed in the paper. Simulation results providing useful data about the performance and some of the properties of these mechanisms are also presented. We conclude that the one described here is a viable approach to constructing an advance reservation service within the context of the Tenet Suites as well as that of other solutions to the multi-party real-time communication problem.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-95-008

Abbreviated Authors

D. Ferrari, A. Gupta, and G. Ventre

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report