Design and simulation of a reliable token-ring protocol for realtime communications

Jiannong Cao, L. J. Yao, R. Steele, W. Jia

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The key to the successful use of computer networks to support realtime communications is an adequate set of network communication protocols that ensure not only timely but also reliable message transmission. Traditional fault tolerance techniques may become invalid in a realtime environment as the latency introduced by those error recovery mechanisms may become unacceptably high. This paper presents the design and simulation of a reliable, realtime token ring protocol. The data link layer design of the protocol provides efficient error detection and recovery, reducing the total message loss rate. The performance of the protocol is evaluated through analysis and simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings -IEEE International Computer Performance and Dependability Symposium, IPDS
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Computer Performance & Dependability Symposium - Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States
Duration: 4 Sep 19966 Sep 1996


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Computer Performance & Dependability Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityUrbana-Champaign, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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