QUESTION 1 Suppose the American Medical Association Center for Health Policy Research included data, by state, on the number of community hospitals and the average patient stay (in days) in….
What buffer size is required for the flow at the shaper ?
A flow with T-SPEC (p, M, r, b) traverses nodes 1 and 2. Node i offers a service curve ci (t) = Ri (t − Ti)+. A shaper is placed between nodes 1 and 2. The shaper forces the flow to the arrival curve z(t) = min(R2t, bt + m).
1. What buffer size is required for the flow at the shaper ?
2. What buffer size is required at node 2 ? What value do you find if T1 = T2 ?
3. Compare the sum of the preceding buffer sizes to the size that would be required if no re-shaping is performed.
4. Give an arrival curve for the output of node 2.