On Distributed Communications Series

II. Digital Simulation of Hot-Potato Routing in a Broadband Distributed Communications Network

VI. Determination of Traffic Handling Capacity

As expected, more traffic can be handled with an increase in the number of links per node. If the average number of messages delivered for two links were to be set with a base of unity, the following table could be formed:

These numbers would vary a bit if more messages were introduced.

However, the number of messages delivered per unit time does not appear to increase significantly as the maximum allowable handover number increases. Therefore, one can place a bound on the maximum allowable handover number. If this value iB set too high, it could permit consecutive data blocks to arrive out of sequence at high user-input data rates.[1]

[1] Methods to prevent such an occurrence are described in ODC-VII, -VIII.

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