value of co-location

> What's the average packet size now? I think the overhead on DS-3 ATM/SMDS
> is worse than on OC-3, if I recall correctly, because the DS-3 PLCP is so
> wasteful as well. Someone should redo these calculations more accurately.

With PLCP, maximum bit rate available for ATM cells =

53 cells * 12 rows * 8bits / 125us = 40.704 mpbs.

So, 40.704 * 48/53 = 36.864 mpbs = data rate.

Now if you use AAL5, then it's another 2 bytes for SAR, and 2 bytes for
CS, so, 40.704 * (48-4)/53 = 33.792 mpbs.

You are correct up til you get to the efficiency at the AAL level. AAL-5 does
not have any SAR overhead but it does have 8 bytes of CS overhead. Now, this
overhead is on a per PDU basis and NOT a per cell basis. Thus, you maximum
efficiency will be

36.864 * [(x-8) / x] where x = PDU size in bytes.

Thus, if you just send 64-byte packets, your min throughput will
be 36.8 * (56 / 64) = 32.3 Mbps.

Of course, larger PDUs are more efficient.


Thanks for the correction. I knew that number didn't quite look right.