On Performance Bounds for the Integration of Elastic and Adaptive Streaming Flows

Thomas Bonald 1, 2 Alexandre Proutière 2, 1
1 TREC - Theory of networks and communications
DI-ENS - Département d'informatique de l'École normale supérieure, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt
Abstract : We consider a network model where bandwidth is fairly shared by a dynamic number of elastic and adaptive streaming flows. Elastic flows correspond to data transferts while adaptive streaming flows correspond to audio/video applications with variable rate codecs. In particular, the former are characterized by a fixed size (in bits) while the latter are characterized by a fixed duration. This flow-level model turns out to be intractable in general. In this paper, we give performance bounds for both elastic and streaming traffic by means of sample-path arguments. These bounds present the practical interest of being insensitive to traffic characteristics like the distribution of elastic flo size and streaming flow duration.
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Thomas Bonald, Alexandre Proutière. On Performance Bounds for the Integration of Elastic and Adaptive Streaming Flows. ACM Sigmetrics, 2004, New York, United States. ⟨hal-01282906⟩

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