Modelling layer 2 and layer 3 device bandwidth using B-Node theory
Australian Computer Society Inc.
Computing, Health and Science
Computer and Information Science
Modern computer networks contain an amalgamation of devices and technologies, with the performance exhibited by each central to digital communications. Varieties of methods exist to measure and/or predict these performance characteristics. "Rule-of-Thumb" is subjective and based on prior experience, typically offering little mathematical rigour. Benchmarks use different scales and units, with comparative results possibly requiring further interpretation. Stochastic modelling uses complex mathematics which can be problematic and difficult to understand and conceptualise to the typical network administrator. AB such, U1e specific technique employed depends on the problem domain and the cost of getting it wrong.