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Terminology for ATM Benchmarking (RFC2761)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003359D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 25 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Dunn: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo discusses and defines terms associated with performance benchmarking tests and the results of these tests in the context of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) based switching devices. The terms defined in this memo will be used in addition to terms defined in RFCs 1242, 2285, and 2544. This memo is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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Network Working Group J. Dunn

Request for Comments: 2761 C. Martin

Category: Informational ANC, Inc.

February 2000

Terminology for ATM Benchmarking

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo discusses and defines terms associated with performance

benchmarking tests and the results of these tests in the context of

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) based switching devices. The terms

defined in this memo will be used in addition to terms defined in

RFCs 1242, 2285, and 2544. This memo is a product of the Benchmarking

Methodology Working Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task

Force (IETF).

Introduction

This document provides terminology for benchmarking ATM based

switching devices. It extends terminology already defined for

benchmarking network interconnect devices in RFCs 1242, 2285, and

2544. Although some of the definitions in this memo may be applicable

to a broader group of network interconnect devices, the primary focus

of the terminology in this memo is on ATM cell relay and signaling.

This memo contains two major sections: Background and Definitions.

Within the definitions section is a formal definitions subsection,

provided as a courtesy to the reader, and a measurement definitions

sub-section, that contains performance metrics with inherent units.

The divisions of the measurement sub-section follow the BISDN model.

The BISDN model comprises four layers and two planes. This document

addresses the interactions between these layers and how they effect

IP and TCP throughput. A schematic of the B-ISDN model follows:

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| User Plane | Control Plane

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Services | IP | ILMI | UNI, PNNI

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AAL | AAL1, AAL2, AAL3/4, AAL5 | AAL5 | SAAL

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ATM | Cell Relay | OAM, RM

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| Convergence ...