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    Modelling & Improving Flow Establishment in RSVP

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    RSVP has developed as a key component for the evolving Internet, and in particular for the Integrated Services Architecture. Therefore, RSVP performance is crucially important; yet this has been little studied up till now. In this paper, we target one of the most important aspects of RSVP: its ability to establish flows. We first identify the factors influencing the performance of the protocol by modelling the establishment mechanism. Then, we propose a Fast Establishment Mechanism (FEM) aimed at speeding up the set-up procedure in RSVP. We analyse FEM by means of simulation, and show that it offers improvements to the performance of RSVP over a range of likely circumstances

    Salut més enllà de la consulta. Entrevista a Marta Coderch

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    "La Salut Comunitària és completar i humanitzar encara més la nostra especialitat, posant el punt de mira fora de la consulta i optimitzant els recursos"

    Comparison results for the Stokes equations

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    This paper enfolds a medius analysis for the Stokes equations and compares different finite element methods (FEMs). A first result is a best approximation result for a P1 non-conforming FEM. The main comparison result is that the error of the P2-P0-FEM is a lower bound to the error of the Bernardi-Raugel (or reduced P2-P0) FEM, which is a lower bound to the error of the P1 non-conforming FEM, and this is a lower bound to the error of the MINI-FEM. The paper discusses the converse direction, as well as other methods such as the discontinuous Galerkin and pseudostress FEMs. Furthermore this paper provides counterexamples for equivalent convergence when different pressure approximations are considered. The mathematical arguments are various conforming companions as well as the discrete inf-sup condition