Hierarchical Modeling for Network Performance Evaluation
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.