Datapath Modeling of a Network Element
Zeugma Systems is currently developing the next generation wireline networking equipment which allows the telecommunication service providers to deliver multimedia services over bandwidth constrained infrastructure. The platform of this equipment contains various 3rd party, off-the-shelf, packet switching and processing devices. In this project, queuing models and network simulators will be used to analyze the system level behaviour of this platform. The simulation model includes various traffic management and scheduling algorithms. The performance metrics include the system throughput, average packet loss rate, average packet transfer delay, and packet jitter. The end results of this project allow the sponsoring company: (a) to evaluate the performance of their proposed algorithms, (b) to identify any potential system design issues and bottlenecks, and (c) to provide recommendations on system configuration and parameters tuning.