INVESTIGATION OF A POSSIBLE STOCHASTIC MODEL FOR THE IEEE P896.1 (FUTUREBUS+) PROTOCOL, INCLUDING THE PROPOSED ENHANCED DISTRIBUTED ARBITER

Authors
  1. Anderson, D.L.
Corporate Authors
Edgewater Computer Systems Inc, Carp ONT (CAN);Chief of Research and Development, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director of Research and Development Communications and Space;Software Kinetics Ltd, Stittsville ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In order to determine Futurebus+'s applicability for military applications, the objective of this report provides the results of an investigation into a possible stochastic model of the P896.1 (Futurebus+) protocol, including the proposed enhanced distributed arbiter. It is concluded that the arrival rate of service requests entering the Futurebus+ interface system, form a continuous-parameter stochastic processes which which, for many physical systems, will follow the Poisson distribution. Additional properties of the arrival process are considered, such as: finite population, priorities, bulk arrivals, balking and reneging, etc.. Most significant is the discovery that, in a heavily-loaded priority-based system, the number of priorities will follow a geometric distribution. This is believed to be a unique discovery.
Date of publication
15 Mar 1991
Number of Pages
184
DSTKIM No
92-01341
CANDIS No
104232
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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