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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 20, Number 6, Page 542 (1976)
Nontopical Issue
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Buffer Overflow in a Store-and-Forward Network Node

by P. J. Schweitzer, S. S. Lam
Equilibrium behavior of a store-and-forward network node with finite buffer capacity is studied via a network-of-queues model. The positive acknowledgment protocol is explicitly modeled and consumes part of the buffer pool. The principal results are the buffer overflow probability, the mean delays, and the distribution of queue lengths as functions of the buffer capacity and traffic levels.
Related Subjects: Queuing theory and applications; Storage hierarchies