Experimental evaluation of TCP protocols for high-speed networks
Li, Yee-Ting and Leith, Douglas J. and Shorten, Robert N. (2007) Experimental evaluation of TCP protocols for high-speed networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 15 (5). pp. 1109-1122. ISSN 1063-6692
In this paper, we present experimental results evaluating
the performance of the scalable-TCP, HS-TCP, BIC-TCP,
FAST-TCP, and H-TCP proposals in a series of benchmark tests. In summary, we find that both Scalable-TCP and FAST-TCP consistently exhibit substantial unfairness, even when competing flows share identical network path characteristics. Scalable-TCP, HS-TCP, FAST-TCP, and BIC-TCP all exhibit much greater RTT unfairness than does standard TCP, to the extent that long RTT flows may be completely starved of bandwidth. Scalable-TCP,
HS-TCP, and BIC-TCP all exhibit slow convergence and sustained unfairness following changes in network conditions such as the start-up of a new flow. FAST-TCP exhibits complex convergence behavior.
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|Keywords:||Performance evaluation; Transport protocols; Evaluation of TCP protocols; TCP congestion control; High-speed networks; BIC-TCP; FAST-TCP; H-TCP; HS-TCP; TCP protocols; Experimental evaluation; Scalable-TCP; Hamilton Institute.
|Subjects:||Science & Engineering > Computer Science|
Science & Engineering > Hamilton Institute
|Deposited By:||Hamilton Editor|
|Deposited On:||10 Dec 2009 15:12|
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking|
|Publisher:||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
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