Christopher W. Fletcher

Credit-Based Flow Control Link

Spring 2008
Partners: Hartej Dhami
Updated: May 26, 2008


This report discusses the motivation and design for a credit-based flow control link to be integrated into the RAMP host system. First, we briefly introduce the channel model and what the link strives to accomplish. Next, we present a FIFO-based implementation for the link, along with the advantages and use guidelines that come with the design. Finally, we discuss future work on the link that can be undertaken to deal with efficiency issues in the design.

Of particular interest: this was the first project that I completed as part of the RAMP group (therefore it was my first 'research' project).

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