An entropy based traffic heterogeneity measure for ATM switches

Oktug S. F., Yilmaz M., Caglayan M.

13th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 98), BELEK ANTALYA, Turkey, 26 - 28 October 1998, vol.53, pp.420-427 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 53
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.420-427
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Having a measure in order to represent the heterogeneity of traffic patterns applied to switches will be a great achievement in the field of switching technology. By using such a measure, the performance of various switches that are tested under different traffic patterns can be compared. In this paper, a heterogeneity measure based on the entropy of the applied switch traffic pattern is proposed. The relationship between the throughput of various single/multiple stage switches and the entropy of the applied traffic patterns is evaluated.