Hierarchical Modeling for Network Performance Evaluation
Journal : Number: CSHCN TR 2000-8
As networks grow in size, nodes tendto form clusters geographically and hierarchical routing schemes are morecommonly used, and it is important that network modeling methods havescale-up capabilities. Loss networks and reduced load/fixed point modelsare often used toapproximate call blocking probabilities and hence throughput in a circuitswitched network. We use the same idea for estimating connection blockingin a data network with certain QoS routing schemes. However so far most workbeing done in this area is for flat networks with flat routing schemes.