Date Added: Jan 2012
The issue of Quality of Service (QoS) performance analysis in packet-switched networks has drawn a lot of attention in the networking community. There is a lot of work including an elegant theory under the name of network calculus, which focuses on analysis of deterministic worst case QoS performance bounds. In the meantime, researchers have studied stochastic QoS performance for specific schedulers. However, most previous works on deterministic QoS analysis or stochastic QoS analysis have only considered a server that provides deterministic service, i.e. deterministically bounded rate service.