I am considering strategies to compare the performance of routers with buffers vs. their lower latency counterparts in a simple network setting (N clients communicating with each other randomly through a router). I know that buffered routers should ideally perform better when there are traffic bursts.
My question is regarding my concern which is that I do not know what is a good strategy to pick scenarios and how could I convey that these models are relevant to common real world situations. So the question would be:
- How to pick scenarios that are similar to real world situations?
- How to convince that these scenarios are indeed relevant to real world situations.
My main concern is measuring the benefit of buffers vs. an improvement in RRT (lower latency) with varying levels of congestion. Also showing possible disadvantages where the amounts of congestion are overwhelming (buffer bloat) and possibly other patterns.