SDI Seminar

Speaker: Peter Steenkiste

The ATM Credit Net Project

Date: March 16, 1995

Abstract: ATM networks have received a lot of attention in the past few years, both in academia and in the commercial press. Although a lot of the promises are based on hype and not (yet) backed up by working systems, ATM does have some features that make it interesting as a network technology, both in the sense that it creates new opportunities for network users and creates new challenges for network builders. I will first give a brief overview of ATM, focussing on the traffic management issues. I will then use simple examples to illustrate the two main traffic management approaches that are currently being pursued by the ATM community. Finally, I will give an overview of the Credit Net project and discuss how it addresses some of the open ATM research problems.