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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

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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.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1726
Identification Number: 10.1109/TNET.2007.896240
Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009 15:12
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Refereed: Yes

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