Communication Networking

1st Edition

An Analytical Approach

Authors: Anurag Kumar D. Manjunath Joy Kuri
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124287518
eBook ISBN: 9780080488516
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 7th May 2004
Page Count: 960
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Table of Contents

Preface 1 Introduction: Two Examples 1.1 Efficient Transport of Packet Voice 1.2 Throughput of an Input Queuing Packet Switch 1.3 Importance of Quantitative Modeling 1.4 Summary 1.5 Notes on the Literature Problems 2 Networking: Elements and Practice 2.1 Networking as Resource Sharing 2.2 The Functional Elements 2.3 Current Practice 2.4 Summary 2.5 Notes on the Literature Problems Part I - Multiplexing

3 Multiplexing: Performance Measures, Engineering Issues 3.1 Network Performance, Source Characterization 3.2 Stream Sessions in a Packet Network 3.3 Circuit Multiplexed Networks 3.4 Elastic Traffic: Feedback Control 3.5 Packet Multiplexing over Wireless Networks

4 Stream Sessions: Deterministic Network Analysis 4.1 Events and Processes in Packet Multiplexer Models 4.2 Deterministic Network Calculus 4.3 Scheduling 4.4 Application to the Packet Voice Example 4.5 Connection Set Up: The RSVP Approach 4.6 Scheduling (continued) 4.7 Appendix 4.8 Notes on the Literature Problems

5 Stream Sessions: Stochastic Analysis 5.1 Deterministic Calculus Can Yield Loose Bounds 5.2 Stochastic Traffic Models 5.3 Additional Notation 5.4 Performance Measures 5.5 Little's Theorem, Brumelle's Theorem, and Applications 5.6 Multiplexer Analysis with Stationary and Ergodic Traffic 5.7 The Effective Bandwidth Ap


The viewpoint is that communication networking is about efficient resource sharing. The focus is on the three building blocks of communication networking, namely, multiplexing, switching and routing. The approach is analytical, with the discussion being driven by mathematical analyses of and solutions to specific engineering problems.

The result? A comprehensive, effectively organized treatment of core engineering issues in communication networking. Written for both the networking professional and for the classroom, this book covers fundamental concepts in detail and places design issues in context by drawing on real world examples from current technologies.

Key Features

·Systematically uses mathematical models and analyses to drive the development of a practical understanding of core network engineering problems. ·Provides in-depth coverage of many current topics, including network calculus with deterministically-constrained traffic, congestion control for elastic traffic, packet switch queuing, switching architectures, virtual path routing, and routing for quality of service. ·Includes over 200 hands-on exercises and class-tested problems, dozens of schematic figures, a review of key mathematical concepts, and a glossary.


PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE: Networking professionals whose work is primarily architecture definition and implementation, i.e., network engineers and designers at telecom companies, industrial research labs, etc.

ACADEMIC: Final year undergrad and first year graduate students in EE, CE, and CS programs.


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This book combines an innovative and uniform representation of a variety of communication networks, simple to understand motivations for real design problems for these networks, intuitive approaches to solutions, and rigorous mathematical analysis where appropriate. It will be very valuable both as a textbook and as a reference for practitioners. --Bharat Doshi, Director of Transformational Communication, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory It has been very difficult to write a textbook on networking that is relevant and rigorous because the field is diverse and fast changing. This book stands out in both providing the readers with the essential domain knowledge and equipping them with fundamental tools to analyze and design new systems as the networking field evolves." --Steven Low, Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology This book is a well-researched compendium of theoretical modeling applied to a number of practical networking problems. Some interesting topics of note are important insights in the design of packet switches, performance of TCP under various conditions, and the design of packet address prefix lookups. Although much of the material is mathematically advanced, the book contains a comprehensive set of appendices useful as a reference for the researcher or advanced practitioner. --Dr. David E. McDysan, Fellow, MCI Internet Architecture and Technology

About the Authors

Anurag Kumar Author

Anurag Kumar, Anurag Kumar, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, and chair of the Electrical Sciences Division, in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Previously, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey. Professor Kumar was also the coordinator at IISc of the Education and Research Network Project (ERNET), India's first wide-area packet network. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Deptartment of ECE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

D. Manjunath Author

D. Manjunath, D. Manjunath, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He previously served on the faculty at IIT Kanpur.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Deptartment of EE, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Joy Kuri Author

Joy Kuri, Joy Kuri, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Center for Electronics Design and Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore