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GATE | GATE-CS-2003 | Question 84

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Host A is sending data to host B over a full duplex link. A and B are using the sliding window protocol for flow control. The send and receive window sizes are 5 packets each. Data packets (sent only from A to B) are all 1000 bytes long and the transmission time for such a packet is 50 µs. Acknowledgement packets (sent only from B to A) are very small and require negligible transmission time. The propagation delay over the link is 200 us. What is the maximum achievable throughput in this communication?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D

Answer: (B)

Explanation: Network throughput,

≈ Window size / roundtrip time 

Roundtrip time,

= 2 × Packet delivery time + processing delay
= Transmission delay + 2 * propagation delay
= 50 microsec + 2 * 200 microsec
= 450 microsec

Now, Throughput

= ((5*1000*bytes)/450microsec) 
= 11.1111 * 106 bytes per second

So, option (B) is correct.

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