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This paper describes several methods for analyzing the queueing behavior of switching networks with flow control and shared buffer switches. It compares the various methods on the basis of accuracy and computation speed, where the performance metric of the most concern is the maximum throughput. The best of the methods accurately predicts throughput for multi-stage networks constructed from large switches (greater than equal to 8 ports).
Bianchi, Giuseppe and Turner, Jonathan S., "Improved Queueing Analysis of Shared Buffer Switching Networks" Report Number: WUCS-92-19 (1992). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.