Networking

End-to-End QoS Support for Adaptive Applications Over the Internet

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Executive Summary

In current end systems, multiple flexible, complex and distributed applications concurrently share and compete both end systems resources and transmission bandwidth of heterogeneous multi-protocol networks, especially the Internet. The objective is to enable adaptation awareness in these applications to fully cope with the dynamics in resource availability over the heterogeneous Internet, as well as fluctuations in QoS requirements of the applications themselves. This paper presents the theoretical and practical aspects of a Task Control Model implemented in the middleware layer, which applies control theoretical approaches to utilize measurement-based samples monitored in the network traffic, as well as resource and QoS demand dynamics observed in the end systems.

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